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Details emerge of Daniel Craig's 007 entrance at the London Olympics

07-Jun-2012 • Bond News

It has been long rumoured, and often dismissed by cynical fans (not helped by the fact that the press coverage peaked on April 1st), but it appears that Daniel Craig may very well be part of the London Olympics opening ceremony - just 50 days away.

According to the Mirror, Craig will be in costume as 007 when "three choppers will swoop down the Thames and under London Bridge before heading to the Olympic Park in East London. To the strains of the James Bond theme, Craig will drop into the stadium on a rope ladder as a billion people watch on worldwide."

The live action will be preceded by a short film directed by Danny Boyle, who is also the artistic director of the opening ceremony on July 27th.

According to the paper, "in the short film, called The Arrival, Bond visits ­Buckingham Palace by Royal Appointment to be told his latest ­mission is to launch the Games. The Queen ­personally invited Craig to take part and is ­rumoured to make a cameo appearance. Boyle was given unprecedented access to the Queen’s private rooms to make the film backin March. But te Palace has kept details under tight wraps."

A source told Metro: “Daniel Craig is determined to open the ceremony with a bang and he and the BBC producers have pulled out all the stops. The world will be watching and they are happy to go to any length to make sure the stunts are as thrilling as possible. Not only are they giving us Bond, Britain’smost iconic character, but they’re giving sususpense and drama with the helicopters and the Bond theme tune. It will be unmissable.”

Thanks to `Germanlady ` for the alert.

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