Daniel Craig is James Bond.
And by that, I mean we finally have the right guy for the job, a guy who should be making a James Bond movie every four months, a guy who wears the role like a tailored tuxedo.
And yet so far, we've got one great movie, one movie that felt like a coda to that movie, and then a whoooooole lot of development angst. And that's all.
I love the notion of Peter Morgan as the first-chair screenwriter on a new Bond film. Action is something that can always be tweaked and finessed later, but watching a James Bond film that had an actual great plot and compelling characters would be a welcome surprise. Morgan has proven himself to be a keen observer of the dynamics of power, and that's important in the world of Bond. "Casino Royale" and "Quantum Of Solace" set up a great organization of shadowy bad guys and a wonderful ally in the form of Felix Leiter, and I hope that whatever Morgan did built from that foundation. I know Purvis and Wade will be the guys who actually polish the script and work on it during production, but that's actually not a bad thing... they can build a stunt sequence, and they're experts at dealing with the demands of Broccoli and Wilson at this point. As long as Morgan wrote something really strong to start with, I think it's all looking good.
The problem right now is that MGM is for sale.