Although he left behind a notable franchise when he bid adieu to the Caped Crusader, there is growing speculation that Christopher Nolan may be the next director in line to helm the next James Bond film, Bond 25, after news broke that Nolan’s production company, Syncopy, has signed on to produce the film (according to their IMDB page).
Longtime Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are already attached to write the script and everyone believes that Daniel Craig is once again on aboard to be 007.
However, the director responsible for the last two films, Sam Mendes (Skyfall and Spectre) announced he would not be retuning in May of last year.
Tom Hardy, a frequent collaborator with Nolan, has gone on record as stating how good Nolan would be for the franchise, saying, “Chris Nolan, what a fantastic director for a Bond movie,” while adding, “I think when you mention someone like Christopher Nolan, that’s a very powerful figure to bring into that world who could bring something new and create something profound—again.”
While there is little other news to go on besides the production tidbit, it is interesting to note that of the 11 previous films that Nolan’s company has produced, he has directed 9 of them.
Stay tuned for more news.
In the meantime, check out the trailer for Christopher Nolan’s latest, Dunkirk,