Or they just pandered to each 00 agent and made them feel like that. 007 probably walks out the office on his way to a mission in Moscow (played by Steve Gutenberg), then 008 walks in and M says that they’re the only person for the mission to Cuba cos that useless prick 007 is off on a waster mission.I think a spin off is a good idea, it's almost impossible to get big films signed off unless they're part of a "franchise" they've already heard of. Just didn't think it was what they'd do before another Bond. But thinking about it maybe they will, fine by me. I just always wondered why previous Bond films only ever mentioned other Double 0 agents either getting killed or not being someone they'd want on the mission instead of Bond. It made it seem like all the other agents were shit.
Bond also married a lass in OHMSS and previously killed Blofeld in For Your Eyes Only.Bond is the character, 007 is the codename in MI6. The character is dead so can't come back, somebody else could use the codename though (and have).
If a receptionist at work died and was replaced you wouldn't then say to the new one that you thought they were dead