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Sam Mendes directing, Daniel Craig returning as Bond, Christoph Waltz as the main villain, and Sam Smith on the mic? This could be shaping up to be every bit as good as Skyfall, if not better.
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@thedude1 That's good to hear. I'm sure my rating won't be far off, but I may point to some of those weaknesses you alluded to more so than others.
@thedude1 I appreciate that, man. I look forward to hearing yours as well.
@thedude1 Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to see it yet due to its lengthy runtime. I'm planning on seeing it Thursday or Friday. I'd be happy to revisit the subject at that point, however.
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He's been saying this since at least '09. He also said he was shelving The Hateful Eight permanently and look how that worked out for him. If he calls it quits any time soon it'll be more because he's afraid he's losing his grip on the medium, as he's stated on numerous occasions when referencing other great directors after having reached a certain age. In any event, I'll believe it when I see it.
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@brian That statement is so egregious on so many levels I don't even know where to begin. There are far more and better creative minds at work in Hollywood than those of Nolan and Fincher. They're fringe top-10 when it comes to the best directors of today.

And to say they don't need to "waste" their time with "franchise drivel", I assume you're ignoring the seven years Nolan spent making Batman, a franchise with one more installment (7) than Star Wars (6), and tied with the Fast & Furious for fourth most overall outside of Harry Potter (8), Star Trek (12), and 007 (23).

But I do agree with the premise of your argument in that they'd both be better off doing original projects.
Awesome choice. I'd've been more than fine with either one.
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"Will Christopher Nolan Ever Direct Another Superhero Movie" as he walks away from the batmobile... Lol. Talk about sounding desperate. After TDKR, I'd say who the hell gives a sh*t.
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@undeadslayer4 I had a feeling he would take it once they said he was in talks. He doesn't seem as opposed to the mainstream as many other serious actors.
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