When you think about how a lot Hollywood loves a spin-off, it is downright surprising that not a single one has emerged from the long-running James Bond franchise, however that is to not say they’ve by no means tried it. One such spin-off would have centered on Jinx, the NSA agent performed by Halle Berry in DIE ANOTHER DAY, which was Pierce Brosnan‘s closing look as James Bond.
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James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson had been those pushing for a Jinx spin-off, however whereas talking with Variety, Halle Berry says that MGM in the end wasn’t keen to pony up the $80 million wanted to get the challenge began.
It was very disappointing. It was forward of its time. No one was able to sink that form of cash right into a Black feminine motion star. They simply weren’t positive of its worth. That’s the place we had been then.
When the Jinx spin-off did not take off, Halle Berry elected to star in CATWOMAN, hoping that it could change the sorts of roles that had been provided to Black actors. “Folks stated to me, ‘You’ll be able to’t try this. You’ve simply received the Oscar,’” stated Berry. “As a result of I didn’t do Jinx, I assumed, ‘This can be a nice likelihood for a girl of shade to be a superhero. Why wouldn’t I do this?’” Properly, I believe everyone knows how CATWOMAN turned out, however fortunately Halle Berry greater than recovered from that unlucky superhero film.
Our personal Chris Bumbray has been making his manner by the Bond motion pictures within the James Bond Revisited collection, and he recently lined THUNDERBALL, the fourth movie within the franchise. It could be a short time earlier than he will get to DIE ANOTHER DAY, however I am positive he’ll have a lot to say about that entry.