007: Quantum of Solace

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale

If James Bond doesn’t go back in time, Quantum of Solace is the weirdest title for a 007 film ever. Yes, weirder than Moonraker. But there it is, it’s official. Yet, in a movie that starts with a Q, there will be no Q.

Dark Horizons has more details, including an explanation from star Daniel Craig.

Daniel Craig admits at first he was unsure – “It’s grown on me. I was unsure at first.”

Craig says that it refers to his search for closure over Vesper’s death and betrayal – “Ian Fleming says that if you don’t have a quantum of solace in your relationship then the relationship is over. It’s that spark in a relationship that if you don’t have you might as well give up” says Craig. He adds that “It ties into the plot, it’s not some random title” and that there’s also an “element of revenge” to it.

Producer Michael G. Wilson has officially confirmed that neither Miss Moneypenny or Q will be involved because “moments would have to be carved out for them which would not have felt ‘organic’.” Wilson says they may come back in the future “but only if the story demands it.”

Mathieu Amalric confirms that his villain character Dominic Greene will not have any facial scars or physical deformities like some famed past Bond nemeses. Rather, Greene has ‘the smile of Tony Blair and the crazy eyes of Nicholas Sarkozy’. He was picked because “The director saw something in me that had to do with the devil. That was a compliment.”

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