James Bond has had a number of incarnations over the years from Ian Fleming’s novels to the 007 film franchise. But now a popular new fan theory argues that the MI6 spy has a big secret that he’s been hiding in plain sight. Allegedly, Bond is illiterate, which is why he never bothers with paperwork.
Reddit user furiousHamblin, who reckons Pierce Brosnan’s Bond is the least literate of all the 007s, wrote: “James Bond has been around for decades. His 25th film will be out in a few months.
“That's at least 25 high stakes missions facing off against the likes of international terrorists, criminal conspiracies, and rival intelligence agencies. “You would expect this to entail a lot of paperwork. Bond doesn't seem to read much of it.
“Granted, this wouldn't make for action-packed cinema. But even the more cerebral Bond films don't see 007 reading all that much.”
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James Bond theory argues 007’s biggest SECRET is hidden in plain sight – Can YOU guess it? (Image: EON)
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The fan theorist argued: “He'll get a verbal briefing, handed a folder, and he'll look through the pictures.
“It’s more digestible for the audience, it's a more cinematically compatible way to deliver exposition... but it'd also make it easier for you [to] hide the fact you can't read.
“Now, the various Bonds have different attitudes and different approaches to their missions. These attitudes even change between entries in the series