The news that Cary Joji Fukunaga, the Emmy winning director behind Jane Eyre, Beasts of No Nation, and the one good season of True Detective, would officially take over the James Bond series was a delightful surprise to us all. He’s the first American director to take on the job, his work is critically acclaimed, and he wasn’t on anybody’s radars, making the choice one we could really get enthusiastic about. This isn’t a workmanlike studio guy being hired for the job because nobody else wanted it: This feels like a real risk from the Bond team. Filming will start next year with sights set on a February 2020 release date.
But yeah, we know that’s not why you’re here.
As we have thoroughly established in other posts, Mr. Fukunaga is what we in pop culture journalism professionally refer to as a stone cold fox.
Cary Fukunaga:— NYT Magazine (@NYTmag) September 12, 2018
- skateboards and surfs
- used to practice capoeira
- can climb rocks
- can use a bow and arrow
- can navigate with a compass
- has gorgeous handwriting
- speaks several languages
- loves many a lifestyle Instagram account https://t.co/39svVsB8c6 pic.twitter.com/H6QIb0WJa3
Here is a man who is adept at pulling off all manner of hairstyles one would typically advise against.
Bring back the man braid for Bond, Cary Fukunaga! pic.twitter.com/qdpEVTXTno— Kayleigh Donaldson (@Ceilidhann) September 20, 2018
Cary Fukunaga looks amazing no matter what he does with his hair pic.twitter.com/9od7byQ34o— Samantha Marie (@samanthamarie) April 17, 2016
This Cary Fukunaga GQ shoot is a lot 💛🧡 pic.twitter.com/eBEgCkGdLQ— FE FI FO FILM! (@FionaUnderhill) August 27, 2018
Cary Fukunaga | The Directors Who Blew Up Hollywood | GQ, August 2017 pic.twitter.com/zAhsWlFRuG— Cary_fukunaga pic (@caryfukunagapic) July 27, 2017
CARY FUKUNAGA IS SO GOT DAMN BEAUTIFUL! My whole week just got better because of the GQ spread. pic.twitter.com/MLL7qKYUNq— Brittny Pierre (@sleep2dream) August 27, 2018
Destroy all man buns. Except for Cary’s.
Can he make a Hitchcock style cameo in the next Bond film? Never let this man out of a tux.
Ready for our close-up!
BRING BACK THE BRAID!
We have our eyes on you, Cary! Oh, and congratulations on the new gig.
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