Christopher Nolan has confirmed that he will not be directing the next James Bond movie.
Speaking on Radio 4, the director stated;
“I won’t be the man (to direct the next Bond). No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I’m rumoured to be doing it. I’d love to make a Bond film at some point and I think those producers – Barbara and Michael [Broccoli and G Wilson] – they do a tremendous job and Sam Mendes has done a terrific job the last couple of films, so they don’t particularly need me. But I’ve always been inspired by the films and would love to do one someday”.
The director of Inception, Memento and The Dark Knight Trilogy, who most recently won acclaim for his retelling of the World War II battle of Dunkirk, has long been a popular choice for the job.
No official announcement has been made as to who will take on the role of director but Daniel Craig’s return as 007 is confirmed.