If you’ve never read the book Good Omens, let me tell you what you’re missing
-An angel who is so goddamn lazy that he makes a deal with the demon he’s supposed to be thwarting so that neither of them have to do any work and he has more time to spend running his bookshop, and who wants to stop the Apocalypse because he loves sushi
-A demon who pretends to be suave and cool but who really just geeks out over his car and loves James Bond and listens to nothing but Queen and thinks gluing coins to the sidewalk is proper demonic activity
-This angel and demon are probably not gay for each other but I mean they’re holding hands on the cover art.
-This angel and demon try to stop the apocalypse but they fuck up so badly that they do literally nothing useful the whole book and somehow it’s still all about them.
-Technically it was the Satanic Nuns who fucked up, but we don’t really talk about that.
-Death (the horseperson) playing a trivia videogame in a diner.
-The four extra horsepersons that were never mentioned in Revelation.
-The antichrist who almost destroys the world because he wants to save the whales
-The only piece of fiction I have ever seen besides Supernatural that somehow manages to include both the Christian apocalypse and space aliens.
-The context of the phrase “gayer than a tree full of monkeys high on nitrous oxide.”
Queen Elizabeth I had a huge spy network, known as “Watchers”. One of her best spies used the moniker 007 to sign his letters, something author Ian Fleming would later use when writing the James Bond series.
Will Marvel ever use Captain Britain in the movies?
I sure hope so! I would love a ‘Captain Britain’ movie in phase 4. So long as they don’t water down the British-ness. The success of ‘Kingsman: Secret Service’ really got my hopes up for a Captain Britain movie as the tone would be very similar. Many people who aren’t familiar with the character think he’s just a British version of Captain America but they are similar in name only.
A Captain Britain movie could have everything - action, humor, superpowers, secret agents, magic, dimension hopping. It’s like James Bond meets Doctor Who meets Harry Potter with superpowers thrown in. They could utilise British attractions and culture similar to how the ‘Kingsman 2′ trailer has done with the black cab chase scene. It could be really great and honestly I would welcome more MCU movies not set in the US.
Also, the soundtrack would be amazing. Just use iconic songs from British rock bands like Sex Pistols, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, The Who, The Kinks, The Clash etc. Basically writes itself.
The project was originally announced four years ago, when the idea was that Susanne Bier would direct. However, Bier has since moved on to other things: she brought John le Carré’s The Night Manager to the screen, turning it into a mega-hit for BBC TV. And there have been unconfirmed reports that she will direct the next James Bond film.
Mary, Queen Of Scots will mark Rourke’s film-making debut. She has been artistic director of the Donmar since early 2012. Before that, she ran the Bush theatre in West London, and she worked as an assistant director at the Donmar when Sam Mendes was running the Covent Garden-based venue.
Rourke’s predecessors at the Donmar — Mendes and Michael Grandage — have also gone on to film-directing, while continuing to work in the theatre.
The British Royal Family attended the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, directed by Danny Boyle. In it, there was a sketch of James Bond visiting the Queen in Buckingham Palace where he escorts her by helicopter to the Olympic Stadium and they supposedly parachute off. The part where the Queen makes Daniel Craig wait was completely improvised.
Requested by vilkasdaina who wanted a story based on this amazing artwork and with the prompt: Q being the king and Bond being his knight or bodyguard or similar. I’d love the gap in their status to be the focus, with their roles clearly defined in public, but behind closed doors, it’s different. Your choice as to what ‘different’ means :)
So this is the one I took too far, because I integrated it with another plot that I had been toying around with for a long time, but had no real drive or motivation to write until this prompt showed up. I’m not sure if this will truly satisfy all of the original plot (honestly, I’m still not quite happy with the ending, but…), but I hope it does!
Cue historical inaccuracies about northern Scotland, how monarchies work in general, and anything and everything to do with whatever the hell time period this is. Also, there are knights and, despite that being my surname, I know little of them aside from Arthurian legend. SO, winging this like whoa. Hope you enjoy!