Nobody cares about the James Bond casting process. I might have mentioned this once or twice before, but the franchise is a kind of cultural tumor…about a character and a mindset that has nothing to do with anything in our world today except for the bizarre fact that when a Bond movie opens several million people pay to see it (which I attribute to mindless habit)…about a character who mattered in the world of the early ’50s to early ’60s, and then degenerated into a fey figurehead of a series of special effects-and-gadgets movies during the ’70s and ’80s, and whose legend over the last eight to ten years has been further marginalized by the most clueless producing team in the history of mainstream filmmaking, Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. That said, Variety‘s Katja Hoffman, quoting London’s Daily Mail, says that Daniel Craig has probably been chosen. I love this sartorial acknowledgement: “Brit thesp, who plays the second lead in Spielberg’s terrorist thriller Munich, would be the first blond Bond.” The clincher for me is that “Craig’s publicist only offered a ‘no comment'” to Hoffman, and that the authorities at Eon Productions, the producers of the Bond franchise, “were said to be ‘in a meeting.'” The only way the Bond franchise can ever really get going is for Wilson and Broccoli to be removed from the equation, which will never happen so forget the whole thing. Craig will pocket a nice paycheck and get to buy a much bigger home…great.