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'Bond 24' Producers Hope Director Sam Mendes Reconsiders Offer to Return

The 'Skyfall' director turned down his first offer, though Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are confident he'll reconsider.
James Bond producers are hopeful that director Sam Mendes will come back to the franchise
James Bond producers are hopeful that director Sam Mendes will come back to the franchise
Despite director Sam Mendes turning down the offer to direct Bond 24, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are confident the director will be back for another 007 movie in the future, even if its not Bond 24.

Here's what Barbara Broccoli had to say.

"We will get him back. We haven't given up hope... Maybe not for the next one... but we will get him back again."


Michael G. Wilson adds that they are continuing to try and persuade him to come back into the fold for another James Bond adventure.

"We are working on him. We hope that maybe he will have gotten inspired to come back."


Sam Mendes himself said he has left the door open to come back, but, at the moment, he is committed to several theater projects.

"Bond movies, they need someone working on it now. I'm doing my theater projects and then I'll work it out. I've definitely left the door open though. I've never really repeated myself, done the same type of movie one after the other, so just give me a chance to think about what I actually want to say."


Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw are all reprising their roles from Skyfall for the next 007 adventure, though a director hasn't been hired yet. There is a very slim chance that the production will be put on hold long enough for Sam Mendes to finish his theater work and return.


Sources: Getty Images Entertainment

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Comments (16)

  1. Sean

    @crypt I hope so as well.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. The_Crow2k

    Thank you...but no thank you.

    1 year agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  3. Fry_3000

    @moviegeek agree with casino. I can watch that all the time.

    1 year agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  4. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    I hope he decides to direct the 24th Bond film... That'd be sick!

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Or give him a huge percentage of the gross. Either deal sounds worthy

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. ejk1

    Mendes directed the highest grossing Bond film ever. If you want, you're gonna have to pay him a significant raise.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    I do NOT want him back.

    @zeeman1, @thedude-abides, and @moviegeek: Agreed on everything you all said.

    1 year agoby @redcameramanFlag

  8. Sean

    He should come back for the next Bond movie.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Xenon

    Sam will return one day just not now. Skyfall is the best, it just depends on who enjoys it.

    1 year agoby @xenon56Flag

  10. moviemouse

    he did a great job but give someone else a chance

    1 year agoby @moviemouseFlag

  11. moviegeek

    @thedude-abides Truth. Casino Royale and Goldeneye are hands down the best of recent Bond films.

    1 year agoby @moviegeekFlag

  12. thedude-abides

    @zeeman1 Agreed. Casino Royale and Goldeneye are both better than Skyfall, in my opinion.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  13. thedude-abides

    He's not coming back

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  14. Zeeman1

    Just get Martin Campbell back.

    At least he can film an exciting action sequence.

    1 year agoby @zeeman1Flag

  15. Mka47

    "We are working on him. We hope that maybe he will have gotten inspired to come back, once he sees the giant pile of money we are willing to give him"

    1 year agoby @mka47Flag

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