While Skyfall director Sam Mendes confirmed earlier this year that he won’t return for Bond 24, it’s actually looking like he might be after all.
Mendes said that theatre productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear would be his focus going forward, but according to Deadline producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are prepared to wait until Mendes has fulfilled those commitments. Deals are currently being worked out, and filming could begin sometime next year.
The original plan was to release Bond 24 in late-2014, but not rushing things and getting Mendes back is the best way to go. Skyfall was a global phenomenon in 2012 and grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the second highest grossing movie of the year and the biggest Bond movie ever. Names such as Ang Lee, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Christopher Nolan have been thrown around recently, but Sam Mendes looks set to return. I’m sure Nolan will get his shot at a Bond movie within the next 10 years or so.
Daniel Craig will return as 007 and we can expect Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw to reprise their roles.