The James Bond franchise remains in uncertain waters for now with no director set, neither Daniel Craig or a new actor locked in at this point, and even its distribution home of Sony Pictures no longer involved.
Where the franchise will go next is unclear. One director fanboys have long dreamed about taking a shot at it is “The Dark Knight” and “Inception” helmer Christopher Nolan, who is a big fan of the series and has previously expressed interest.
Out doing press for “Dunkirk” this weekend, Nolan spoke with Playboy about the possibility and revealed there’s only one way he could see himself doing it:
“A Bond movie, definitely. I’ve spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson over the years. I deeply love the character, and I’m always excited to see what they do with it. Maybe one day that would work out. You’d have to be needed, if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they’re getting along very well.”
That pretty much cements Nolan as not doing one if Craig ends up returning for one more round. The quote comes as The Mirror reported this weekend that Craig has finally come around and made the decision to return, and that producers want to get Adele back to sing the theme song. Their source says:
“Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. It’s taken time but Daniel has come round and the strong con–sensus in the Bond offices is that Mr Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she’s more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive.”
That report however is speculative with no confirmation at this point.