Alrighty then time to post up some news and boy is it some good news. There hasn’t been much new information on the next installment in the Jame Bond film series and who the director will be, but it seems like we have some new developments on those issues as you can see from the following article from superherohype:
“Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON Productions; Gary Barber, Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc, and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of SonyPictures Entertainment today announced that Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond filmand Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015 (currently the same date as Ant-Manand Peanuts).
Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, took in $1.1 billion worldwide and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK; it was the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray and was the most critically acclaimed film in the history of the longest-running film franchise.
Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, “Following the extraordinary success of ‘Skyfall,’ we’re really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan.”
“I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct ‘Bond 24.’ I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time,” said Mendes.
Barber added, “We are thrilled to reunite the extraordinary talents of director Sam Mendes with our star Daniel Craig for the next great Bond adventure.” He added, “As evidenced by the phenomenal success of our last collaboration with EON Productions and Sony, the incredible legacy of this 51-year-old franchise continues to amaze.”
Lynton and Pascal said, “It’s a privilege to work on the Bond films. EON, John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with an extraordinary follow up to ‘Skyfall’ and we, along with our partners at MGM, can’t wait to share this new chapter with audiences all over the world.””
Okay all I have to say is, YES! It seems like after all the reports of Sam Mendes openly stating that he would not return to direct another Bond film he has just decided to do it anyway. I am kind of surprised considering how adamant he was that he wouldn’t return due to numerous factors that he listed, but hey he’s back and I’m not complaining To be honest I think this is really the best option for the Bond series, don’t get me wrong I would have loved to see another director helm the famous spy series, but when you have a great director like Mendes that practically gave you the most commercially successful film (Skyfall) in the series’ entire history, you’re gonna want him back to do it again right? Skyfall was wonderful and I liked what Mendes did with it, I can’t wait to see what he and Daniel Craig get up to in the next installment. Now we’ve got another film to add to the year that is 2015, fucking hell that’s gonna be a BEAST of a year yo! 😀 XD