Popular film director Christopher Nolan is reportedly in discussions to direct the next two James Bond movies.
Per World Of Reel, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is “zeroing in” on Nolan, but talks have been delayed by the Hollywood strikes and the director’s promotional commitments to Oppenheimer. It’s said the deal would see Nolan write and direct two James Bond films, led by Daniel Craig’s as-yet-unannounced successor.
The outlet noted that the main sticking point with the deal is the amount of creative freedom Nolan wants for the project. Other directors cited as potential back-ups include Danny Boyle (Trainspotting), Denis Villeneuve (Dune) and Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy).
During an appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast earlier this year, Nolan said it would be “an amazing privilege” to direct a James Bond film
“The influence of those movies in my filmography is embarrassingly apparent,” he explained. “It would be an amazing privilege to do one. At the same time, when you take on a character like that you’re working with a particular set of constraints.”
“It has to be the right moment in your creative life where you can express what you want to express and really burrow into something within the appropriate constraints because you would never want to take on something like that and do it wrong.”
.Actor Daniel Craig will certainly remain iconic for his role as James Bond. The actor played the role of Agent 007 in five films and said goodbye to the character in 2021’s No Time To Die. There has been no official update from the studio or the franchise’s producers as to who will bag the role. Fans all around the world are speculating who could potentially be the next British secret agent, popularly known as 007.
Including actor Daniel Craig, seven actors have essayed the role of Agent 007 on film. The series based on the Ian Fleming novels began in 1962 with the film Dr. No. It starred Sean Connery as James Bond, who essayed the role in six more films, five of which were produced by Eon Productions. Dr. No established much of the visual style of the film series, including the iconic theme song and Bond’s appearance from the view of a gun barrel.