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MGM has one of the most recognizable logos on the planet. Billions have seen Leo The Lion roar. Amazon, who just bought MGM for a scooch under eight and a half billion dollars, probably won’t change it. Obviously, they’re just after the rights to all those movie titles to stream. Which means you can now bet on the next James Bond, whomever that is, to have Jeff Bezos as a boss. Anyone in the UK gambling laws of causality may collapse ending the universe, could be right.
Alas, we don’t actually have any real-life James Bond baddies. This sometimes feels a shame. It’s as if all the billionaires in the world lack imagination. Sadly, George Soros doesn’t have a tank full of live sharks. Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t live under a volcano. Bill Gates doesn’t swan around with a bunch of scantily clad women half his age……okay, bad example. So, if we had to have one, I’d bet on the next James Bond having to combat the evil stratagems of Jeff Bezos.
Jeff fits the bill. He’s mega rich, appears to have no ethics or scruples and has a ridiculous private yacht. He even looks like one of the minions grew up bitter. So, Perfect. Shame now Amazon own MGM, you shouldn’t bet on the next James Bond battling a short bald guy anytime soon. Jeff is his new boss. So, that makes Jeff ‘M’. Damn. It’s like watching Ernst Stavro Blofeld buy GCHQ. Not that online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 will give you odds on Jeff Bezos saving the world.
Amazon Buy Up License To Chill
Jeff isn’t trying to save the world, nor, we have to admit, destroy it. No, he simply wants to own it all and then sell bits back to you. Mostly temporarily. Amazon gobbling up MGM is just part of an ongoing dystopian process in the US where a scant handful of companies will own all media output. Indeed, perhaps someday just one. Unfortunately, probably one Jeff owns. That means you can probably bet on the next James Bond fighting off creative stagnancy rather than the acolytes of Admiral Amazon.
Bet On The Next James Bond
- Aidan Turner – 11/1
- Chris Hemsworth – 10/1
- Michael Fassbender – 10/1
- Henry Cavil – 8/1
- Idris Elba – 7/1
- Jack Lowden – 6/1
- Sam Heughan – 9/2
- Rege-Jean Page – 4/1
- James Norton – 10/3
- Tom Hardy – 2/1
- Luke Evans – 2/1
- See more at bet365…
So, what happens when you use the marketing data harvested from your streaming services to dictate future output? That’s right! It all ends up very samey with slightly lower production standards. Well done. Welcome to your future. Of course, if you own the company you can stop that happening. Not that you could find short prices on that at any online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365. It would be like a bet on the next James Bond being three raccoons in an overcoat.
Bet On The Next James Bond At Bet365
So, this goes back to that lack of imagination. Jeff would never bet on the next James Bond being a decision he should weigh in on. Like he’d know what makes a good Bond. I mean to say; Will Jeff Bezos come out to gloat about his take over of MGM wearing a monocle and stroking a white cat? No. Of course not. He wouldn’t even dream of it. No imagination. No sense of his own ridiculousness. Indeed the only billionaire who understands how weird a figure they are is Elon Musk.
“Do you expect me to talk?”
- James Bond – Goldfinger – 1964
So, some of you might like to bet on the next James Bond coming up against an Elon Musk-esque baddie. Sadly, this probably wouldn’t pass the laugh test. Elon Musk is far too busy trying to get to another planet to take over this one. Thus, Jeff Bezos owning James Bond is rightfully quite amusing given who he is, but Amazon and Disney slowly owning everything we watch isn’t. That’s just scary. It’s like a bet on sports in the UK at Bet365 that depends on the Japanese Olympics going ahead. Just not the future any of us wants to see if only because we suspect it’ll be very lame.
We take a look at why you shouldn’t bet on the next James Bond taking down organizations led by short rich bald men anytime soon.