Ana De Armas’ new action flick proves NTTD’s Paloma needs a spin-off
The Gray Man is yet more proof that the best potential James Bond spin-off should bring back Ana de Armas’ character Paloma from No Time To Die.
There is no time to die introduced Ana de Armas’ Paloma to the franchise and her work The gray man it’s more proof that Paloma needs her own movie. There is no time to die it was the rare Bond film where the actor playing 007 knew they were leaving the series, so extra effort was made to send Daniel Craig’s version of the spy off with a bang. The result was something of a mixed bag, as while it had great action and a surprisingly emotional ending, it was also saddled with a bloated runtime and a lame villain.
One of the undoubted highlights There is no time to die was Ana de Armas as Paloma, a Cuban intelligence agent who works with Craig’s Bond on a mission. Despite his brief appearance, de Armas received critical acclaim for the humor and energy he brought to the role. Despite being established as a complete novice, Paloma proves to be incredibly capable with both firearms and martial arts and is far from a damsel in distress.
Paloma exits the film after this mission is completed, however, and is never seen again. The role was a great showcase for Ana de Armas as an unlikely action star and led to calls for a Paloma spin-off film. The Netflix ones The gray man has also received somewhat mixed reviews, but it’s further proof of De Armas’ acting credentials. His CIA agent character Dani gets into all kinds of action, from beat-up fights to car chases and waves of grenade-launching assassins.
A Paloma movie is the best Bond spin-off (but probably won’t happen)
The gray man gives Dani de de Armas much more screen time than There is no time to die, but conversely, his character is not that funny. What a Netflix movie does to confirm is that the actor was badly served by his brief There is no time to die role, and is more than capable of handling an action film of its own. For decades, the producers of the Bond franchise have tried to mount spin-offs, with Halle Berry. Jinx – which appeared in 2002 die another day – solo film that comes closest to production. Ana de Armas’ Paloma has the best spin-off potential now, as there’s plenty of room to expand her character and with Craig’s Bond out, zero pressure for any sort of crossover cameos.
This would allow for a Paloma movie to stand alone, since the series isn’t trying to become a Marvel or DCEU-style shared universe. The gray man – who hid his true villain – has many flaws, but proves that de Armas can handle almost any style of action while still being a commanding screen presence. Despite this, the odds of a spin-off a There is no time to dieWhat’s going on feels thin. With Craig moving on, the focus will be on launching a new 007 and rebooting the saga once again, so bringing back a character from an earlier era for a big-budget solo adventure probably wouldn’t be seen as a good investment. It’s a shame because There is no time to die i The gray man show that Ana de Armas is ready for a franchise of her own action.
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