According to reports out of BBC News, British actor, Ben Whishaw’s agent has confirmed his client will be playing the coveted role of 00-Quartermaster, Q. The role was previously famed by Welshman, Desmond Llewelyn.
Although no official announcement has been made by Bond production company, Eon, it is expected the 31 year old actor will take up the character in Skyfall, alongside co-star Daniel Craig. It will be Craig’s third Bond film and the first film to feature the Q character since 2002′s Die Another Day, where comic genius John Cleese took over Llewelyn’s character for a singular outing. This will also be the first time the character of Q will be played by a younger actor than the lead Bond.
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A new deal was just inked between MGM Studios and YouTube that will allow the popular streaming video site to offer visitors full-length movies. MGM is the first movie company to sign a contract and it is currently not known exactly what films it will provide YouTube. All that is known for sure is that none of the Bond movies will be amongst those put online.
According to TechRadar, Jim Packer, MGM’s Co-President of Worldwide Television, admitted: “I don’t think you are going to be seeing a James Bond movie on YouTube. That’s a very special franchise for us. We are very cautions about where we put those movies.”
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