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Bezos, Jeff Bezos, strikes again in billion-dollar bid for Bond and MGM – and social media shoots back

He’s already bought the tux, now Jeff Bezos has Bond, too. (GeekWire File Picture / Kevin Lisota)

Bezos. Jeff Bezos.

Doesn’t fairly have the identical ring to it as a sure British undercover agent’s introduction. However that’s nothing $eight.5 billion can’t repair, proper?

Amazon had no sooner introduced it’s multi-billion-dollar bid to amass MGM studios — together with your complete James Bond, 26-movie catalog — when social media, notably Twitter, provided up its normal important assessment of the information on Wednesday.

Meme-worthy snark was the order of the day as Amazon as soon as once more proved that what Amazon desires, Amazon buys, snatching the storied Hollywood studio within the greatest deal because it shopped for and checked out with Complete Meals at $13.7 billion. There are in all probability loads of relevant Bond titles, however “The World Is Not Sufficient” seems like an particularly good one at this time.

So neglect Lex Luthor for a minute. Bezos as Bond villain is feeling extra well timed:


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Nevertheless it wasn’t all restricted to Bond:

Earlier than its MGM plans, Amazon had already established itself as a significant participant in Hollywood with Amazon Studios and its Prime Video streaming service.  Actor Chris Pratt, star of Prime’s upcoming summer time blockbuster “The Tomorrow Conflict,” even dropped the identify of his “boss” is a tweet:

Others discovered a connection again to Bezos’ battles with former President Donald Trump, the onetime actuality TV star:

The tech big’s historical past associated to the taxes it pays and doesn’t pay, in addition to its present antitrust points, was additionally ripe for jabs:

And at last, it was robust to let MGM’s roaring lion mascot go with out changing it with a laughing Bezos: