Christopher Nolan Won’t Be Directing Next James Bond Film

Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, Oscar nominee Christopher Nolan reveals he won’t direct Bond 25, although he acknowledged his love for the franchise.

“I won’t be the man,” Nolan told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs when asked about rumors. “No, categorically. Every time they hire a new director I’m sort of rumored to be doing it.”

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Nolan did not, however, rule out the possibility of making a Bond film some day, saying, “I’d love to make a Bond film at some point, and I think that those producers – Barbara [Broccoli] and Michael [G. Wilson] – they do a tremendous job and Sam Mendes has done a terrific job the last couple of films. They don’t particularly need me. But I’ve always been very inspired by the films, and would love to do one some day.”

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Bond 25’s plot is unknown. However, a report surfaced in September that indicated the film will depict 007 living a happily quiet, retired life, until events take a turn for the worse. Bond then sets out on a quest for revenge.

The 25th James Bond film, written by franchise veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Skyfall, Spectre), is scheduled for release on Nov. 8, 2019. Daniel Craig has confirmed that he will return to play Bond in the film.

(via Digital Spy)

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