The year ahead for Bond fans

Happy New Year from The James Bond Dossier!

As we start 2024 we find ourselves in a peculiar state of anticipation as we eagerly awaiting news on the next chapter in the 007 saga. More often than not any Bond 26 buzz is the usual tabloid nonsense but even when we get a crumb from the table of Eon it is never – so far – positive news.

As always The James Bond Dossier is committed to delivering real Bond news and dissecting speculation to find even a kernel of truth. The mission persists – to separate fact from fiction, providing fans with a steady anchor in the storm of uncertainty.

I sincerely hope we will receive some good news regarding Bond 26 at some point during this year, but now don’t expect see it until 2026 at the earliest.

Dates to remember in 2024

2024 marks some significant anniversaries in the Bond universe. It marks the 60th anniversary of Goldfinger’s release, setting the standard for all that followed. Yet, let’s not forget the publication dates that laid the literary foundation – 2024 marks 70 years since Live And Let Die was first published and also 70 since the US release of Casino Royale, while You Only Live Twice will be 60.

2024 also marks the 60th anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death, a little more than a month before Goldfinger’s release. I don’t really know what he would have made of it it, but he sadly missed Bondmania at its peak. But without Ian Fleming, none of this would have happened.

It’s also 60 years since From Russia With Love opened in New York, while in December The Man With The Golden Gun will celebrate its half century.

It’s hard to believe, but 8th June 2024 will mark 30 years since Pierce Brosnan was unveiled as 007, while Eon cofounder Harry Saltzman died at the end of September 1994. The World is not Enough marks its quarter century in November, with Desmond Llewelyn’s death after a car accident a month later. It’s also 10 years since we bid farewell to Richard Kiel, the iconic Jaws, but we can look forward to Judi Dench turning 90.

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In the ebb and flow of Bond’s journey, let’s embrace the reflections of the past and look ahead to what the future holds. Here’s to another year of unwavering Bond fandom.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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