Disney has now become dominant film studio in the business, the big reason being its smart acquisitions of such properties as Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and most recently Fox.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has been named Businessperson of the Year this year and speaking to Time magazine about the honor, he was asked if the studio had any plans for another big purchase in the near future in the wake of its purchase Fox and the launch of the Disney+ streaming service.
Iger says the company isn’t looking for an acquisition at present, but if he were he teased one franchise he may have in mind: “We’re not looking to buy anything right now, but I’ve always been a huge James Bond fan.”
The quote comes at an interesting time for the Bond franchise with the upcoming “No Time to Die” to serve as Daniel Craig’s last outing in the role. After that the franchise stands at a crossroads and there’s the obvious question as to whether producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson want to ‘cash out’ and open the franchise up to other possibilities – such as the increasingly popular floated suggestion of returning to the period setting of the books.
“No Time to Die” arrives in cinemas on April 8th 2020.