The 25 central James Bond movie will make their streaming service debut on April 15 on Amazon Prime Video. However, the films will only be available on the streamer for a limited time, Empire is reporting.
Amazon decided to stream the movies after it acquired one of the series’ production companies, MGM. The James Bond franchise will join other popular MGM film series that are set to stream on Prime Video, including Rocky and Robocop.
The only entries in the James Bond franchise that won’t be streaming on Prime Video are 1967’s Casino Royale and 1983’s Never Say Never Again. They were excluded from the deal because they weren’t produced by Eon, which serves as the series’ other production company.
The full list of James Bond movies that can be streamed on Prime Video starting next week are: Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre and No Time to Die.
Amazon completed its purchase of MGM in an $8.5 billion deal last month. The deal effectively gives Amazon the rights of the entire James Bond catalog. So when the deal was made, it was assumed that Prime Video would become the franchise’s streaming home.
James Bond is one of the most enduring franchises in cinema history, spanning 60 years and earning nearly $8 billion at the international box office. Even though Daniel Craig decided to retire from the role after No Time to Die was released in theaters last fall, the series will continue with a new actor, as it always has. Despite the franchise’s past films playing on Prime Video for a limited time starting next week, future features are set to remain theatrical events.
Plus, Amazon is also making a television series about the British Secret Service agent. Prime Video has green lit 007’s Road to a Million, a competition reality show inspired by the franchise.