Jeff Bezos Chosen as Next James Bond Following MGM Acquisition


Seattle, WA - Amazon is buying MGM for $8.45 billion, and with it co-ownership of the James Bond movie franchise. The deal was announced as many tech and media companies look to beef up their media libraries in the so-called "streaming wars". Netflix, Disney, and others have raced to launch or acquire original content while leveraging existing popular franchises to gain viewership.

Although the acquisition was widely-rumored within Hollywood, at least one part of the final deal was a total surprise: Jeff Bezos will be the next James Bond.

The provision, buried deep within the larger deal, was surfaced and confirmed by the incredible ๐Ÿฆ„ investigative team. Section 10394, subsection AAIRQ "Bezos' Bonus Things", paragraph 10 states

ยง Jeff Bezos shall have the right of first refusal for the role of James Bond in all future James Bond movies and will additionally be granted a license to kill by the United Kingdom

Sources close the matter say it was a deal-breaker for Mr. Bezos and even that it "was maybe 75% of the motivation for the entire deal". Amazon could not be reached for comment, but Mr. Bezos tweeted out "Bezos. Jeff Bezos" later in the day, all but confirming the scoop.

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