It was released a couple of weeks ago that in the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, Bond will not say the classic line” Bond. James Bond.” Although they are going for a “new” take on the film, they need to play by the rules.
Director Marc Forster told The Independent:
“There was a ‘Bond, James Bond’ in the script. There are several places where we shot it as well, but it never worked as we hoped. I just felt we should cut it out, and Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson [the film's producers] agreed, and Daniel [Craig, who plays Bond] agreed, too. It’s nice to be open-minded about the Bond formula. You can always go back to them later on.”
“His announcing of himself had become a bit corny. Casino Royale gets back to the spirit of the books, rather than all the silliness.”
I think that there are plenty of ways to stay true to the series without becoming cheesy. As we well know from Casino Royale, Daniel Craig is more than capable of delivering the line “Bond. James Bond” in an innovative and fresh way. Why not let him do it again? It puts a smile on your face and even though you know this is something new, it reminds you of the whole. But what do you think?