Let me start by saying this: I loved Skyfall. I thought it was a brilliant film, and certainly one of the finest Bond films of all time. That was due in no small part to the phenomenal job Sam Mendes did directing it. So, that being said, I have absolutely no problem with Mendes as the director, but I don’t think he’ll be back for Bond 24.
Since John Glenn in the 80s, no director has done back-to-back Bond films. Martin Campbell has done two (Goldeneye, Casino Royale) but there were obviously quite a few films between those. I’m not saying it can’t happen, just that more than likely Mendes won’t be directing the next 007 film.
Mendes said that he was influenced by Christopher Nolan and The Dark Knight films when making Skyfall, and that influence wasn’t a subtle one. At times during Skyfall I was momentarily confused as to whether I was watching a Bond film or a Batman one. If Mendes was so keen on making Bond like Nolan’s Batman, then why not let Nolan take on a Bond film himself?
Well, I don’t have any reasons why not, but I do have a list of reasons why he should, and why Nolan at the helm of a Bond film, specifically the next one, would lead to the most epic Bond film ever.
Continue reading on the next page to see why we think putting Nolan at the helm of a Bond film would be an excellent choice…