Instead of quoting and snipping, let me just say that I agree with pretty much everything tdalton says here in this thread.
-Amy Pascal has done a fantastic job for Bond
-if Bond remains with Sony, it's unlikely Pascal will be as hands on. A shame, really.
-if Bond remains with Sony, Tom Rothman will probably take a more active role - whether that's good or bad I don't know. I don't know enough about him to say either way.
-a transition to another studio shouldn't
cause a delay. Not with Craig firmly entrenched in the role. At least I don't think so.
-Zack Snyder is bloody awful. I won't go so far as to say like tdalton that'd I'd walk away from the series if ZS ever got involved, but based on Man of Steel, I'd pretty much set my expectations for any Bond he does real low.
-while EON doesn't have the power to veto any studio, they can do a repeat of 1991 and go on hiatus
After everything that came from the Sony hack, (racism, sexism, homophobia), I'd much rather have Bond in more respectable hands really. The comments exchanged by Sony execs were terrible. The stuff about Obama, Angelia Jolie, etc...
Gee, I wonder what studio exec's private emails at the other studios are like...
Personally, I thought the comments were mild. Political correctness has gone too far. All I care is that the executives make the best possible production. Case in point, when I see a Roman Polanski film, I assess the film based on what's onscreen.