Thursday, 19 June 2014

Fuzzy photo of Bond 24 placeholder title treatment marks beginning of sixteen months of Bond 24 blog posts

Every river has a source, and one day film blog historians will be able to look back on this post as the source of a torrent of ramblings on The Incredible Suit about the as-yet-untitled 24th film in the James Bond franchise. It's not out until October 23rd 2015, but you can bet your sweet right buttock that I'll be filling the intervening year-and-a-third with all the pointless bunk I can think of in order to alleviate some of the boundless excitement of another Bond film.

Let's begin.
This photo was taken by the eager beavers at, who are currently at "Licensing Expo 2014" in Las Vegas, which describes itself as "a meeting place for the global licensing industry, whether you are looking to spot trends, build strategic partnerships or secure promotional tie-ins," which frankly sounds absolutely appalling. Still, things are definitely happening there: a Terminator Genesis logo has been revealed, some kind of half-assed Jurassic World standee went up and Hasbro revealed their line of toys based on the movie Transformers: Age Of Extinction, based on the line of toys by Hasbro.

But fuck all that shit, because tucked away in the top of a screen of apparently official logos is this bad boy:
Yes chef, Bond 24 is happening and is flaunting its licence to sell right now in the City Of Sin. In all honesty there's not a right lot else to say about it (although check out the mental approach to baselines and descenders, typography fans), but as a blogger one should never let the absence of information get in the way of traffic.

With this inaugural post done and dusted, I'm off to Vegas to buy the licences for my range of Bond 24 tie-ins: MI6 mugs which bear the legend "you don't have to be a sociopathic psychological wreck to work here but it helps"; a line of suits guaranteed to be one size too small and a "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster altered to read "Keep Calm and Carry Bond", which makes no sense but is still funnier than 99% of other posters based on the phrase.

Meaningless blog posts about Bond 24 will return


  1. Maybe that will be the title. Co starring Kiefer

    -Jack Bauer: Release Bond right now. I won't ask you again.
    -Ernst Stavro Blofeld: (laughs) No, no, no, Mr. Bauer.
    -Jack Bauer: Dammit Blofeld just do it now!