We’ve had a year of being shaken and stirred – now we’re gagging for a party.
Thankfully, James Bond bosses are on a 007 mission to curate the world’s most extravagant premiere ever.
I can reveal that movie bigwigs have set aside a staggering £10million for the UK celebration of No Time To Die, due out on October 8 – and it could well be shown inside a top London stadium.
My source reveals: “MGM and the Bond producers are in agreement.
“They think they can pull off the biggest in-person premiere of the post-pandemic era, and have already put aside a whopping £10million for an event in England that will signal the return of these kinds of flashy movie launches that everybody’s been missing for the last year.
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"They are looking at the biggest venues in London, starting with Wembley and going down from there, and have enquired about the Staples Center in Los Angeles for a US premiere.
“MGM and the Bond team have never liked the idea of launching this movie without a red carpet event, which is one of the many reasons they’ve rolled with all the delays.
“You don’t cast Ana de Armas and then not give her the chance to walk the biggest red carpet on the planet.
“The money is set aside to do the biggest Bond blowout ever, and they’re full steam ahead on making it work, pandemic and all!”
In 2015, Bond threw one of the most epic parties I have ever attended to mark the release of Spectre.
It was a Mexican-themed bash at The British Museum with fire-breathing dancers and tequila served in skulls.
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But this year’s extravaganza is expected to be even more impressive – which is fair enough seeing as it will be Daniel Craig’s last outing as the iconic spy.
Some of the actors in the frame to take over his role include Tom Hiddleston, Richard Madden, Idris Elba, Luke Evans and Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page.
This week Gemma Collins revealed she would also love to have a go. I mean, that would be incredible. Bring on the party…