Daniel Craig hits out at reported plans for Bond streaming series: ‘The films don’t look so good on a phone’

Daniel Craig has criticized reported plans to turn James Bond into a spin-off franchise.

In September, Amazon bought Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the studio responsible for producing Bond films, for $8.45 billion (£6.3 billion).

As part of the deal, the tech group now has co-ownership of the franchise, with reports earlier this month (via the sun) suggesting that Amazon wants to produce a Marvel-esque spin-off for streaming based on Bond.

However, the film chiefs at Eon Productions, who own the rights to 007, are said to be opposed to the changes.

Talking to the sun, Craig, who recently starred in his latest trip as a spy in No time to dieand hit the plans, saying Bond shouldn’t be seen on cell phones.

“One of the greatest things that has happened is that we brought this movie into the cinema,” Craig said, adding, “This is where Bond movies should be.”

He continued, “They don’t look good on the phone. They look great on an IMAX screen. They look great on a 30ft screen. And they are family events. Family takes out. As long as there are action movies like this, cinemas have a chance to survive.”

No time to die It was the second highest-grossing Hollywood film of the year, grossing £547 million at the global box office as of November.

He’s out of the top this week Spider-Man: There is no room for homewhich has generated £596m since its release on Thursday, December 16th.

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