James Bond: Casino Royale director details crucial poker game blunder


James Bond: Casino Royale director details crucial poker game blunder

James Bond is changing in a big way in the next few months. After five blockbuster films, Daniel Craig is stepping down from the role of 007. No Time To Die is due to be released on April 2, 2021, and will showcase the end of Craig’s time in the tux. The 52-year-old has had quite the career as the man of mystery, and who could forget his introduction? 2006’s Casino Royale showed off the brutality and spectacle of his Bond in the 21st Century, against a devilish villain, Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen).

While Casino Royale is often regarded as one of the generation’s best Bond films, the director has now spoken out on an error it contains.

Speaking in a recent interview, director Martin Campbell spoke out about the tough parts of creating a genre-bending Bond movie for the ages.

At first, he touched upon the poker aspect of the film, and admitted: “There was a lot of [card] playing in it. It was the thing I sweated on more than anything else.”

Fans will recall the incredible sequence which sees Bond and Le Chiffre spending hours in a high-stakes Texas Hold’em game, betting millions of dollars at a time.

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It is also important to note that Bond was given an enormous £10 million by the British treasury in order to get close to the terrorist Le Chiffre.

The entire scene is thrilling, however Campbell was keen to point out a big error.

After triumphantly defeating Le Chiffre in the extensive poker scene, Bond tips the dealer – a plastic card worth $500,000.

The director noted that this detail always amuses him.

Many actors have been suggested – from Tom Hardy to Sam Heughan – however, Star Wars actor John Boyega was recently asked if he would join the franchise in an interview.

When the suggestion was brought up, Boyega yelled: “Ooh!” before adding: “Hey, listen.

“[With] Steve McQueen directing? Let’s do this.

“We can show them something different – we [would] still bring that sophistication – James Bond has to be James Bond – but we could do something with that.”

Boyega has been working hard since the end of the science-fiction series’ third trilogy.

The 28-year-old recently appeared in Red, White and Blue, directed by the aforementioned Steve McQueen.

James Bond No Time To Die is due out in cinemas on April 2, 2021.


Published at Sat, 28 Nov 2020 12:21:35 +0000


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