Christopher Nolan ‘Categorically’ Rules Out Bond 25

Christopher Nolan

by Ben Travis |
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From Inception to the Dark Knight trilogy, Christopher Nolan’s work has long been influenced by the James Bond franchise, so it’s no wonder that the director has often been tipped to direct a 007 instalment. But for now, Nolan has totally ruled himself out of directing the forthcoming 25th Bond movie, which is still in the early stages of development.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, Nolan confirmed: “I won’t be the man. No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I’m rumoured to be doing it.”

He added: “I’d love to make a Bond film at some point and I think those producers – Barbara [Broccoli] and Michael [Wilson] – they do a tremendous job and Sam Mendes has done a terrific job the last couple of films, so they don't particularly need me. But I've always been inspired by the films and would love to do one someday.” Nolan chose John Barry's score for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service as one of his desert island picks on the long-running radio interview show.

Daniel Craig is confirmed to return as James Bond, likely for the final time, in Bond 25, which is currently scheduled for a November 2019 release four years on from Spectre. A director, title, and supporting cast is yet to be announced.

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