Director Sam Mendes has signed on for another James Bond film, as has sexy Daniel Craig. After rumors that the director would not be returning to the Bond series, it has been confirmed. Check out our 5 Fast Facts to see who else will be returning and all the info surrounding the new film.
1. After Much Speculation, Sam Mendes Signs on to Direct the Next Bond Film
Prior reports stated that Mendes wouldn’t be returning to the Bond series. Rolling Stone reports that Mendes had previously said he wanted to focus on ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘King Lear’. Fortunately, Mendes has changed his mind.
I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honor all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24.
He then added:
I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time.
— Movie News (@TopMovieNewss) July 11, 2013
2. Mendes Also Directed the Previous Bond Film ‘Skyfall’
Sam Mendes officially returns to direct Daniel Craig in another James Bond movie after #SKYFALL. #007
— Marc Graser (@marcgraser) July 11, 2013
In an article for The Times, it was said that Mendes received great acclaim for his work on ‘Skyfall’, which earned 1.1 billion dollars worldwide. In turn, the movie has become the highest-grossing British film.
We wonder if the next movie will receive the same praise.
3. The Next Bond Film is Set for November 2015
Next Bond Movie Locked And Loaded For November 2015: Award-winning director Sam Mendes has confirmed … http://t.co/PcaxhV984R
— WORLD NEWS NOW (@Dope_Oracle) July 11, 2013
#Bond24 to be released in the U.S. on 11/06/15 with Daniel Craig as 007 and Sam Mendes returning to direct.
— Aaron Christensen (@atownmania) July 11, 2013
4. The Name Guessing Has Begun
— Mark Moran (@pictureville) July 11, 2013
Though the upcoming film has been titled Bond 24 … for now, many believe that this is just a working title. So, what will be the next film title in the James Bond series?
Now Sam Mendes is confirmed for Bond 24 in October 2015 it must be time for the title speculation to start afresh! http://t.co/hwnGM5YF82
— Tim Masters (@timesmarts) July 11, 2013
Better yet, what will be the next Bond theme song? In ‘Skyfall’, Adele received great acclaim for singing the film’s hit single, which was titled after the name of the movie itself. Will Adele return as well?
Now lets bring back Adele to do the next bond theme song. Skyfall is the best bond theme song by a mile
— Polo (@MrPolo_) July 11, 2013
All we need now for Bond 24 is for Adele to sing the theme song and everything will be perfect.
— Digital Spy (@digitalspy) July 11, 2013
5. Mendes Isn’t the Only Crew Member Returning
According to UK site The Times:
Skyfall’s screenwriter John Logan will return to provide a script for the film, currently dubbed Bond 24.
— James Bond (@007) July 11, 2013