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Proving, once again, that I — BRAAK! — and my superior atomic intellect am capable of predicting the future, I would like to point out that Idris Elba is already James Bond, and his first movie was rad as hell:

James Bond:  World’s Edge

World’s Edge (2015) is the twenty-fifth entry in the James Bond film series and the first to star Idris Elba as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.  The film is the first to allude to the fan-theory that James Bond is a cover identity.  The theory would be stated explicitly in the twenty-sixth entry.

The film centres on Bond investigating an arms dealer who is collaborating with a terrorist organization in Pakistan.  The film was controversial both for its casting choices (including the replacement of Daniel Craig as James Bond with Idris Elba, and the replacement of Ben Wishaw as Q with Don Cheadle), and for its choice of subject material, which was found to be heavily critical of American foreign policy.

The film was produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. World’s Edge was well-received by most critics and was also a financial success, grossing $500.1 million in the US, and $1,520.1 million in non-US markets.

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World’s Edge
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This article is about the film. For other uses, see World’s Edge (disambiguation).

World’s Edge
 
Directed by Neil Blomkamp
Produced by Michael G. Wilson
Barbara Broccoli
Screenplay by Neil Blomkamp
Mark Boal
Based on James Bond 
by Ian Fleming
Starring Idris Elba
Archie Panjabi
Tom Hardy
Sharlto Copley
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Don Cheadle
Ralph Fiennes
Music by Trent Reznor
Atticus Ross
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki
Editing by Stuart Baird
Kate Baird
Studio Eon Productions
Distributed by MGM/UA Communications Company
Release date(s)
  • 29 June 2015 (London, premiere)
Running time 131 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $75 million
Box office $2.2 billion
Idris Elba as James Bond in World's Edge

Idris Elba as James Bond in World’s Edge

World’s Edge (2015) is the twenty-fifth entry in the James Bond film series and the first to star Idris Elba as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.  The film is the first to allude to the fan-theory that James Bond is a cover identity.  The theory would be stated explicitly in the twenty-sixth entry.
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The Losers probably shouldn’t exist, at all. Which may be why I liked it so much.

When it got greenlit, some producer probably thought, “Oh man! We can make an ‘A-Team‘ movie, with traces of ‘Burn Notice‘ DNA, and we don’t have to pay any licensing fees!” And then the A-Team movie actually happened, and everyone involved with The Losers probably thought, “Aww, damn it!”

Make no mistake: The Losers is “The A-Team,” blended with “Burn Notice,” with a smidgeon of comic book goofiness. If that sounds completely awful to you, that’s okay. Read no further (I’m kidding, keep reading).

If that sounds like something you could spend 90 minutes with, then my friend, have I got a movie for you.  (more…)