Spawn’s creator Todd McFarlane once said, while speaking at Charm City’s Baltimore Comic-Con, to a crowd how James Bond had always been a movie fit for a comic book’s story. The twice recipient of Emmy Awards and CEO of McFarlane Toys was getting to a point establishing how shunners of comics back-in-the-day had more in common with the medium than realized.
Just a month gone by, director Sam Mendes brooked the nearer aspects of one famed espionage icon and one long-standing vengeance by night Gotham-ist and a singular avenging super-team.
Now the “Skyfall” director and his admission on being a one-time potential helmer on “The Avengers” meets those two summer blockbusters in making an industry milestone.
The Bond franchise branding the Millennial era had its third installment hit $1. billion internationally; a feat, according to The Wrap, enrolling the film series run since 1962 within said merit only met by a mere thirteen previous films ever.
“Dr. No” introduced an all-new spy-fi character and its leading man Sean Connery to the world. The flagship Bond movie was helmed by director Terrence Young, at the time best known for his directorial debut “Corridor of Mirrors” and a string of international movies by the time he lands the responsibility for a vaunted and fan-expected “Dr. No”.
Sam Mendes is the eleventh director for the 007 filmography, released in 2012. The year esteems a benchmark in filmmaking’s timeline itself, hosting three of the fourteen films attaining a billion-made worldwide. Comic book-based trendsetters “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Avengers” crossed over into that exclusive ranking during the summer rush.
With Javier Bardem ("Eat Pray Love") put as the central villain while Naomie Harris ("Miami Vice") and Ralph Fiennes ("Wrath of the Titans") mold into canon roles, “Skyfall” remains in theaters with DVD sales still to come in 2013.