Bond. James Bond. (Will Be Opening the 2012 Olympics!)
That’s right: Daniel Craig as James Bond will be opening the 2012 Summer Olympics by personal invitation from the Queen in a short film directed by Danny Boyle. Parachutes are involved.
Who here is excited for the Olympics? We are, we are! The 2012 Summer Olympics are taking place in London this year, and the city has big plans for launching the Games in grand British style. How?
With James Bond, of course—because what’s more British than 007?
According to the Sun, the Queen herself personally invited Daniel Craig as James Bond to open the Olympics in the form of a short film. Entitled “The Arrival,” the film will be directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, Trainspotting, etc.), who is also the Artistic Director of the 2012 Games’ opening ceremony. “The Arrival” will feature 007 as played by our boy Daniel arriving at Buckingham Palace by Royal Appointment—only to be told that his latest mission is to launch the Olympics. After being briefed, he will then parachute into the Olympic stadium in Stratford, East London. Note that it is possible that the Queen might even make an appearance in the film, though the Palace is keeping hush-hush on it for now.
You heard me: The Queen is going to order James Bond to parachute into the Olympics.
Of course, this IS coming from a notorious tabloid, so perhaps we should be taking it with a grain of salt; but still, if it IS true, that’s AWESOME. The Sun’s Royal Editor, Duncan Larcombe, said of the Queen’s move, “Once again it’s a refreshing sign of her sense of humour and willingness to step outside tedious protocol.” You can say that again! “She may be turning 86 this month but the monarch clearly still loves a party,” he went on, “and she retains that sixth sense of all that puts the Great into Great Britain.” And how!
Meanwhile, rumor has it that Adele’s new single that she’s currently working on might just be the theme song for the upcoming Bond flick, Skyfall. For the time being, the news is just that—rumor—but I suppose it will all come out eventually. Everything’s coming up 007!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.