Originally Posted by JMRouse
I agree. Just pointing out that the change might not be because of product placement. That's all.
Even Daniel Craig admits the film wouldn't be made if it weren't for that $45mil sponsorship. He isn't he happiest about it but it seem necessary.
'We have relationships with a number of companies so that we can make this movie.
'The simple fact is that, without them, we couldn’t do it. It’s unfortunate but that’s how it is.
I never heard of them talking about "mixing things up" either. If anything, they are actually going back to the classic Bond, he's even driving a DB5 in this film. Aston likely paid for that product placement but at least it's part of the OG Bonds to drive an Aston and a classic DB5 at that. Ford owned Aston during Casino Royale and that is why they slipped in Bond driving a Mondeo.
Now if they can just get Rolex to pay up and get rid of Omega, Bond is actually mentioned wearing Rolex Explorer in the book.