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Michael G. Wilson|writer = Shonda Rhimes & Jane Goldman|composer = -|release = October 9th 2021 (UK) CANCELLED|runtime = |budget = £350 Million|box office = -|Prev = The American Assassin|Next = Enigma Part 2 (CANCELLED)}}Enigma was the planned third film in the gender-bent series of Jane Bond films and the first of the two-part finale to the first saga. The franchise takes the place of the long-standing James Bond series.
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Michael G. Wilson|writer = Shonda Rhimes & Jane Goldman|composer = Debbie Wiseman|release = October 9th 2021 (UK)|runtime =129 minute |budget = £350 Million|box office = £1.3 Billion|Prev = The American Assassin|Next = Enigma Part 2}}Enigma was the first film in the reboot of the gender-bent series of Jane Bond films and the first of the two-part storyline to begin a new saga. The franchise takes the place of the long-standing James Bond series.
   
Emma Watson was set to play the leading character, Agent Jane Bond 007 of MI6. She has no relation to the character James Bond as he does not exist in this franchise's universe. 
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Gillian Anderson plays the leading character, Agent Jane Bond 007 of MI6. She has no relation to the character James Bond as he does not exist in this franchise's universe. 
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
 
Despite the commercial success of [[Jane Bond: The American Assassin|The American Assassin]] in 2019 and a third and fourth film in the franchise already in the pipeline, Eon Pictures and Sony were unhappy with the films critical performance and decided to make some changes. Lynne Ramsay did not return for a second film and was instead replaced by [[Jane Bond: Death is Not Enough|Death is Not Enough]]'s director, Sofia Coppola. Coppola opted to bring Shonda Rhimes back to write the sequel, alongside resident Jane Bond screenwriter Jane Goldman. Sony slashed the budget for the film by £50 million from the previous film.
 
Despite the commercial success of [[Jane Bond: The American Assassin|The American Assassin]] in 2019 and a third and fourth film in the franchise already in the pipeline, Eon Pictures and Sony were unhappy with the films critical performance and decided to make some changes. Lynne Ramsay did not return for a second film and was instead replaced by [[Jane Bond: Death is Not Enough|Death is Not Enough]]'s director, Sofia Coppola. Coppola opted to bring Shonda Rhimes back to write the sequel, alongside resident Jane Bond screenwriter Jane Goldman. Sony slashed the budget for the film by £50 million from the previous film.
   
Emma Watson confirmed her return for what she described as a "extravagant tribute to classic Bond" at the 2020 BAFTAs. Emma Thompson would also be back, but her character would be very different in personality as a response to the character's son's death in the previous film. Colin Firth also confirmed a return, revealing the new film would explore Q and M's personal relationship.
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Emma Watson confirmed her departure from the franchise at the 2020 BAFTAs. Emma Thompson would also be back as Moneypenny, but in an alternative capacity. Colin Firth confirmed he would not return.
   
 
Both Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep confirmed they would not be back, Moore stating that she felt her character had closure in her second outing and Meryl revealing she was not asked back. Soon after, Tom Hardy and Tom Hanks both confirmed a return to the series. Rooney Mara revealed she'd be back in a reduced, blink and you'll miss it role.
 
Both Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep confirmed they would not be back, Moore stating that she felt her character had closure in her second outing and Meryl revealing she was not asked back. Soon after, Tom Hardy and Tom Hanks both confirmed a return to the series. Rooney Mara revealed she'd be back in a reduced, blink and you'll miss it role.
   
At the annual 007 panel at San Diego Comic Con in July 2020, Sofia Coppola confirmed that the film's score would be composed by Debbie Wiseman, who was also working with Sia on the theme song. She also announced the casting of Sarah Paulson in a role similar to Meryl Streep's in the previous film and the casting of Chris Pratt as a potential love interest for Jane.
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At the annual 007 panel at San Diego Comic Con in July 2020, Sofia Coppola confirmed that the film's score would be composed by Debbie Wiseman, who was also working with Sia on the theme song. She confirmed that the new film would be a reboot, with the previous two films being retconned and this being a new universe, with Gillian Anderson set to take on the lead role. Rhimes and Goldman would remain onboard as writers.
   
Principal Photography was set to begin in late August and concluded in January, Coppola confirmed that the film would be split into 2 parts and both films had been filmed back-to-back, the second part to be released in the summer of 2022.
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Principal Photography began in late August and concluded in January, Coppola confirmed that the film would be split into 2 parts and both films had been filmed back-to-back, the second part to be released in the summer of 2022.
 
However, in August 2020, Sony dropped the film from their schedules and soon after Coppola confirmed that the film had been axed in favour of a male-oriented reboot.
 
   
 
== Synopsis ==
 
== Synopsis ==
''This synopsis reflects the one announced at San Diego Comic Con 2020 and cannot be regarded as official 007 canon.''
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Betrayed, disgraced and traumatised, Jane Bond lives in seclusion with her aunt in the English countryside, haunted by her past. She's dragged back into action by her friend and former colleague Aggie after Aggie's son James is dragged into the dark world of Enigma, the group that drove Jane into hiding originally. Can Jane save a brainwashed James and the world before they're both destroyed at the hands of Angelo Connor and former agent Martha Grisham and the rest of Enigma?
 
Internationally disgraced, Agent Jane Bond (Emma Watson) was put into forced retirement by M (Emma Thompson) after the death of her son (Freddie Highmore) at the hands of William Bodyman (Tom Hardy) at the end of the previous. Six months later, Jane is pulled back into the line of duty by M and she learns a lot has changed while she has been gone, M is now married to Q (Colin Firth) and the American government has formed close ties with MI6, headed up by the head of the NSA, Maria Albright (Sarah Paulson) with Agent Saul Westbrook (Chris Pratt) assigned as Jane's US counterpart. The pair are soon sent out on Jane's most dangerous mission yet - to hunt down and kill all members of Enigma, the terrorist group fronted by Bodyman and his wife and protege Monica Harvey (Rooney Mara).
 
   
 
== Cast ==
 
== Cast ==
''This cast list reflects the one announced at San Diego Comic Con 2020 and cannot be considered the official final list due to the film never being produced.''
 
   
=== Emma Watson as Agent Jane Bond 007 ===
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=== Leading Roles ===
The highly skilled spy and protagonist who has a troubled relationship with all those she's associated with, she is brought back into action by a reluctant M.
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Gillian Anderson as Jane Bond, a retired former agent of MI6 who remains troubled from her disastrous final mission.
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Emma Thompson as Aggie Moneypenny, the highest ranking incumbent agent at MI6, only below M himself.
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Jeremy Irons as M, the mysterious Head of MI6 who holds a private personal life full of secrets.
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Kit Harington as Arthur 'Q' Quinn, head of IT and Technology at MI6.
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Catherine Zeta Jones as Martha Grisham, Jane's former partner who has defected to British terrorist group, Enigma.
   
=== Emma Thompson as Dame Agatha 'M' Moneypenny ===
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Stanley Tucci as Angelo Connor, Martha's love interest and the leader of Enigma.
The emotionally-damaged Head of MI6 and wife of Q, M holds a grudge against Jane for the death of son but has no choice in bringing her back when requested to do so by Maria Albright.
 
   
=== Sarah Paulson as Special Agent Maria Albright ===
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=== Supporting roles/Cameos<nowiki/> ===
The quirky and intimidating Head of the NSA, Albright forces M to bring Jane out of retirement to assist with the bringing down of Enigma.
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Emilia Clarke as Eve Moneypenny, Aggie's daughter and M's secretary.
   
=== Chris Pratt as Agent Saul Westbrook ===
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Ben Hardy as James Moneypenny, Aggie's son and a hitman for Enigma.
A quick and intelligent NSA operative assigned onto the Enigma case with Jane, he shows clear feelings towards Jane, some of which are reciprocated.
 
   
=== Colin Firth as Quentin 'Q' Watersmith ===
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Liam Neeson as The Prime Minister.
The Head of MI6 computing and technology, he is newly-married to M and begrudges Jane's return by association.
 
   
=== Tom Hardy as William Bodyman ===
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George Clooney as The President.
A former British Soldier and wanted terrorist, he used to be associated with Melissa Wallace but since she disappeared he has founded Enigma, a terrorist organisation with the intention of destroying the US and UK governments, with his protege-turned-wife Monica Harvey.
 
   
=== Rooney Mara as Monica Harvey ===
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Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Bond, Jane's father. (Flashbacks)
A trained assassin and William's wife. She's a heavily pregnant terrorist with ruthless intentions.
 
   
=== Tom Hanks as President Laurence Harvey ===
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Lauren Cohan as young Catherine Bond, Jane's aunt. (Flashbacks)
The lying, manipulative President of the USA and father of Monica who has sent Maria to the UK with the intention of getting his daughter back dead or alive.
 
   
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More Information
Director: Sofia Coppola
Producer(s): Sofia Coppola

Shonda Rhimes Barbara Broccoli Michael G. Wilson

Writer(s): Shonda Rhimes & Jane Goldman
Composer: Debbie Wiseman
Release: October 9th 2021 (UK)
Running Time: 129 minute
Budget: £350 Million
Box Office: £1.3 Billion
Film Chronology
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Enigma was the first film in the reboot of the gender-bent series of Jane Bond films and the first of the two-part storyline to begin a new saga. The franchise takes the place of the long-standing James Bond series.

Gillian Anderson plays the leading character, Agent Jane Bond 007 of MI6. She has no relation to the character James Bond as he does not exist in this franchise's universe. 

Background

Despite the commercial success of The American Assassin in 2019 and a third and fourth film in the franchise already in the pipeline, Eon Pictures and Sony were unhappy with the films critical performance and decided to make some changes. Lynne Ramsay did not return for a second film and was instead replaced by Death is Not Enough's director, Sofia Coppola. Coppola opted to bring Shonda Rhimes back to write the sequel, alongside resident Jane Bond screenwriter Jane Goldman. Sony slashed the budget for the film by £50 million from the previous film.

Emma Watson confirmed her departure from the franchise at the 2020 BAFTAs. Emma Thompson would also be back as Moneypenny, but in an alternative capacity. Colin Firth confirmed he would not return.

Both Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep confirmed they would not be back, Moore stating that she felt her character had closure in her second outing and Meryl revealing she was not asked back. Soon after, Tom Hardy and Tom Hanks both confirmed a return to the series. Rooney Mara revealed she'd be back in a reduced, blink and you'll miss it role.

At the annual 007 panel at San Diego Comic Con in July 2020, Sofia Coppola confirmed that the film's score would be composed by Debbie Wiseman, who was also working with Sia on the theme song. She confirmed that the new film would be a reboot, with the previous two films being retconned and this being a new universe, with Gillian Anderson set to take on the lead role. Rhimes and Goldman would remain onboard as writers.

Principal Photography began in late August and concluded in January, Coppola confirmed that the film would be split into 2 parts and both films had been filmed back-to-back, the second part to be released in the summer of 2022.

Synopsis

Betrayed, disgraced and traumatised, Jane Bond lives in seclusion with her aunt in the English countryside, haunted by her past. She's dragged back into action by her friend and former colleague Aggie after Aggie's son James is dragged into the dark world of Enigma, the group that drove Jane into hiding originally. Can Jane save a brainwashed James and the world before they're both destroyed at the hands of Angelo Connor and former agent Martha Grisham and the rest of Enigma?

Cast

Leading Roles

Gillian Anderson as Jane Bond, a retired former agent of MI6 who remains troubled from her disastrous final mission.

Emma Thompson as Aggie Moneypenny, the highest ranking incumbent agent at MI6, only below M himself.

Jeremy Irons as M, the mysterious Head of MI6 who holds a private personal life full of secrets.

Kit Harington as Arthur 'Q' Quinn, head of IT and Technology at MI6.

Catherine Zeta Jones as Martha Grisham, Jane's former partner who has defected to British terrorist group, Enigma.

Stanley Tucci as Angelo Connor, Martha's love interest and the leader of Enigma.

Supporting roles/Cameos

Emilia Clarke as Eve Moneypenny, Aggie's daughter and M's secretary.

Ben Hardy as James Moneypenny, Aggie's son and a hitman for Enigma.

Liam Neeson as The Prime Minister.

George Clooney as The President.

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Bond, Jane's father. (Flashbacks)

Lauren Cohan as young Catherine Bond, Jane's aunt. (Flashbacks)

Helen Mirren as Catherine Bond, Jane's aunt and confidante.

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