Surprise! The Version ‘Casino Royale’ On HBO Max Is ‘Longer And More Violent’ Than The Theatrical Cut

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Well, uh… that’s dope!? HBO Max just casually releasing a relatively unheard director’s cut of arguably the greatest James Bond movie of the last 30 years like it’s no big deal?

Depending on what sort of mood I’m in, I waffle back and forth between Casino Royale and Skyfall as my GOAT James Bond movie (of my lifetime). Regardless of which you prefer, there’s no denying that the latter is not possible without the massive success of the former, which was generally revolutionary at the time when contrasted against the absurdity of the previous Pierce Brosnan-starring iteration.

As for when we can expect to see Craig play Bond once again, his final time in the 007 tuxedo is set to hit theaters in November when No Time To Die finally drops. Originally scheduled to be released in April, No Time To Die was actually one of the first massive blockbuster movies to delay its release date due to the global virus situation, and will now premiere in November instead.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective), No Time To Die will see Daniel Craig portray famed MI6 secret agent 007 for the final time. In addition to Craig, No Time To Die also stars Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, and Lashana Lynch.

No Time To Die is currently scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on November 20th, but only time will tell whether or not that actually happens.


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