Both James Bond and Superman are iconic characters of the UK and USA respectively, both being seen as representatives of their nations identities. With that in mind I've found it interesting the connections between The Bond film franchise and the Superman films.
In 1978, Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die & The Man with the Golden Gun director Guy Hamilton was originally slated to direct Superman: The Movie by producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind. However, when production moved to Pinewood Studios (where the Bond movies are filmed) Hamilton was forced to withdraw due to his status as a tax exile, being only allowed to be in England for thirty days, leading to Richard Donner taking over as director.
Screen writer Tom Mankiewicz, who w…Read more >
I've heard rumors that former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton is being eyed to play Batman's butler Alfred in the new Batman & Superman team up film. I think that would be really cool, especially as in some of the comics Alfred is mentioned to have worked for the British secret service, so who better than a Bond actor for the part! Kiwichris (talk) 13:22, August 31, 2013 (UTC)Read more >