When two James Bond’s Collide

Sean Connery: the original 007 James Bond came back to the role one last time in 1983 in a remake of Thunderball titled Never Say Never Again.

For a time it looked as though there would be two competing Bonds that summer, Connery’s ageing secret agent and Roger Moore in Octopussy.

Never Say Never Again
Sean with co-star Kim Basinger.

At the last moment, Warner Bros, the distributor of Never Say Never Again, blinked and delayed the movie’s release until the fall. It did very well, but ironically it was Roger Moore’s version of Bond that attracted the larger audience.