Toy giant LEGO may be adding a new franchise to its collection, the ever popular, ever present James Bond. For a franchise that spans 26 films (soon to be 27) and 12 actors, and is 55 years old, the possibilities for LEGO sets are nearly endless, and that means there is a lot to speculate about regarding the cryptic tweets between the companies.
Currently, James Bond 25 is in the works, with Danny Boyle set to direct. However, little else about the upcoming film is known for sure, though Helena Bonham Carter is rumored for the villain role. Still, Bond fans may have something else to look forward to if a new series of tweets are any indication.
The tweet that set off the fire storm among LEGO lovers and James Bond fans alike was from LEGO: “We’ve been thinking about creating a special Secret (Service) model that could help an agent out in a tricky situation. Any ideas? @astonmartin #LicenceToBuild?” Aston Martin and James Bond responded, but neither provided a concrete answer. Aston Martin seemed to hint that the set could be Bond’s signature car, but the official account refused to divulge any kind of information. Bond stayed true to its brand and refused to answer, only giving the very cryptic but authoritative response of, “License to build is authorized.”
LEGO has expanded in the past few years, most obviously with the LEGO Movie franchise. The first film in the franchise, The LEGO Movie, was a huge success when it was released in 2014, making 469.1 million at the box office. The movie bought together LEGO toys from multiple playsets and eras for an epic adventure spanning multiple worlds.The spinoff movies The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie didn’t achieve quite the same success. However, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, which is set to be released in 2019, has already garnered a lot of attention with its teaser trailer.
A number of franchises have appeared in the LEGO Movie series, such as DC comics - including characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern - the NBA, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter. So, if the set was announced prior to the release of the movie, James Bond could feasibly join Emmett rescue his friends or even have a cameo part somewhere in the film. Or perhaps, though it’s highly unlikely, the company may consider giving Bond a LEGO film of his very own. It is about the only thing that Bond has not done. But as for now, the only thing we can do is wait.
Source: James Bond/Twitter