Following the acquisition of MGM by Amazon, the mighty Bezos Empire found itself in possession of half of one of cinemas most valuable franchises – James Bond. The usual fevered speculation of a Bond Expanded Universe and television shows on Amazon Prime came to nothing, as most people don’t understand the complex ownership and production situation around Bond. This gave them round about zero creative input into the franchise, merely the rights to distribute what Eon Productions create.


What Amazon can do is leverage that distribution, and as deals run out on TV networks around the world they can finally find a home for the movies all in one place. All 25 official James Bond films – from Dr. No to No Time to Die – are set to come to the service next week starting Wednesday, October 5th.

Eon also secured the rights back to Never Say Never Again and the 1960s Casino Royale. They may remain locked in the vault as unloved ginger step-children rather than also see a release.

There will also be an exclusive documentary called The Sound of 007. Filmmaker Mat Whitecross explores the 60 year musical legacy of Bond.

This will cover U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Latin American, Spain, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia. This is the first time that all the official James Bond films have been together on one single streaming platform in the US.


This is part of the Bond franchise’s 60th anniversary will also feature a live streamed The Sound of 007: LIVE concert film from the Royal Albert Hall including live performances from Dame Shirley Bassey, Lulu, Chrissie Hynde, and Garbage. This will be on October 4th.

The Bond franchise is set to add to it’s $20 billion worldwide gross with a 26th entry, however the producers continue to state they are nowhere near selecting their new 007 and starting production, despite speculation they may use the 60th anniversary to unveil their new James Bond.

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