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Sam Mendes reportedly locked down for Bond 24 and 25

May. 31, 2013by: Niki Stephens

We went from Sam Mendes stepping away from Bond 24 for his theater pursuits to now possibly being locked down for both sequels.

Showbiz411.com is reporting that Mendes is locked in to helm Bond 24 after some "exhaustive negotiations". The thinking here is that even though Mendes wanted to keep his theater commitments, the success of SKYFALL and not to mention the huge pay check were something he couldn't turn away from.

I completely enjoyed SKYFALL and love the work of Mendes so this is good news in my opinion.

Just in case you were wondering if Adele would be back to sing the next theme, there is currently nothing on the table. The singer is dedicated to her follow-up to 21.

Source: Showbiz 411

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1:55PM on 06/03/2013

Aw.

Big fan of Mendes, not a big fan of Skyfall. Skyfall is actually Mendes' first film that I'm not crazy about. This is disappointing news to me because I'd like to see Mendes do different work. I know he was looking to go in to theatre and there's a good chance I wouldn't have seen whatever he put out there, but I'm sure in the time he'll apparently now spend making more Bond movies he would have come back and delivered something equal to or perhaps greater than the greatness of the rest of his
Big fan of Mendes, not a big fan of Skyfall. Skyfall is actually Mendes' first film that I'm not crazy about. This is disappointing news to me because I'd like to see Mendes do different work. I know he was looking to go in to theatre and there's a good chance I wouldn't have seen whatever he put out there, but I'm sure in the time he'll apparently now spend making more Bond movies he would have come back and delivered something equal to or perhaps greater than the greatness of the rest of his filmography.
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7:33AM on 06/03/2013
Good and bad. We'll get the same look, feel and direction with Sam Mendes back in the driver seat. Which is great because it feels like we'll get two more solid Bond flicks. Yet, it's kinda of disappointing that we're not getting a different director on their take of this fifty year long franchise.
Good and bad. We'll get the same look, feel and direction with Sam Mendes back in the driver seat. Which is great because it feels like we'll get two more solid Bond flicks. Yet, it's kinda of disappointing that we're not getting a different director on their take of this fifty year long franchise.
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6:28AM on 06/03/2013
Damn I was hoping for Nolan
Damn I was hoping for Nolan
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10:02PM on 06/02/2013

Mendes!

I'm okay with it.

Just not Adele again, ok?
I'm okay with it.

Just not Adele again, ok?
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11:01AM on 06/02/2013

Cruz...

And now the Daily Mail is stating that Penelope Cruz has been casted as the Bond girl of Bond 24.
And now the Daily Mail is stating that Penelope Cruz has been casted as the Bond girl of Bond 24.
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6:57PM on 06/01/2013

D:

Great, now we can get back to Roger Moore style quips, and stories that just don't make any sense. Let's regress into mediocrity.
Great, now we can get back to Roger Moore style quips, and stories that just don't make any sense. Let's regress into mediocrity.
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6:54PM on 06/01/2013

D:

Great, now we can get back to Roger Moore style quips, and stories that just don't make any sense. Let's regress into mediocrity.
Great, now we can get back to Roger Moore style quips, and stories that just don't make any sense. Let's regress into mediocrity.
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1:32PM on 06/01/2013
I liked Skyfall, I just felt it was a little too serious for a Bond film. But it fit the story being told. With Mendes returning, I just hope he can make this next one a little more fun and not continue to go down the "dark & serious" path that is so popular with franchises these days. Also, I think it would be cool to explore the Quantum idea set up in Craig's first two movies. It reminds be of the older Bond films with Spectre.
I liked Skyfall, I just felt it was a little too serious for a Bond film. But it fit the story being told. With Mendes returning, I just hope he can make this next one a little more fun and not continue to go down the "dark & serious" path that is so popular with franchises these days. Also, I think it would be cool to explore the Quantum idea set up in Craig's first two movies. It reminds be of the older Bond films with Spectre.
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12:20PM on 06/01/2013

2?

The dated office scene with a new 'M' asking 007 'are you ready to go back to work?' was old school Bond. Mendes is the man to turn out two cracking action movies with great scripts and great characters. Adele loves a party and there's no party like an Oscar 'winners-party' :) (apparently). They'll all be back!
The dated office scene with a new 'M' asking 007 'are you ready to go back to work?' was old school Bond. Mendes is the man to turn out two cracking action movies with great scripts and great characters. Adele loves a party and there's no party like an Oscar 'winners-party' :) (apparently). They'll all be back!
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10:32AM on 06/01/2013

bond

I just enjoy bond films.

They don't have to be masterpieces, just as long as its entertaining, has an interesting villain, gadgets and some fine females ill be there.
I just enjoy bond films.

They don't have to be masterpieces, just as long as its entertaining, has an interesting villain, gadgets and some fine females ill be there.
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6:12AM on 06/01/2013

better him than Nolan

It seems Mendes has joined the elite ranks of bond directors such as John Glen, Lewis Gilbert and Guy Hamilton, so quickly which is a good thing I guess. I hope he's not creatively-drained to pick up from Skyfall and I really want Stuart Baird to return as film-editor and eventually.. DIRECTOR! (*evil laugh*)
Down vote me all you want the man's resume speaks for itself and we can all agree he did a kickass job here.
It seems Mendes has joined the elite ranks of bond directors such as John Glen, Lewis Gilbert and Guy Hamilton, so quickly which is a good thing I guess. I hope he's not creatively-drained to pick up from Skyfall and I really want Stuart Baird to return as film-editor and eventually.. DIRECTOR! (*evil laugh*)
Down vote me all you want the man's resume speaks for itself and we can all agree he did a kickass job here.
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10:27PM on 06/01/2013
What about Martin Campbell...
What about Martin Campbell...
1:22AM on 06/02/2013
Martin Campbell is awesome I just wish he was more than just the go-to-guy whenever the series needs a jump-start.
Martin Campbell is awesome I just wish he was more than just the go-to-guy whenever the series needs a jump-start.
7:06AM on 06/02/2013
Baird as an editor, ok, he's a capable one... BUT as a director ? STAR TREK NEMESIS anyone ?
Baird as an editor, ok, he's a capable one... BUT as a director ? STAR TREK NEMESIS anyone ?
1:38AM on 06/01/2013

I don't know...

While I enjoyed Skyfall, it wasn't great. And this article seems to be suggesting that Mendes is only doing this for the money, which I'm never fond of hearing. I'd prefer a director who's passionate for the project.
While I enjoyed Skyfall, it wasn't great. And this article seems to be suggesting that Mendes is only doing this for the money, which I'm never fond of hearing. I'd prefer a director who's passionate for the project.
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2:03AM on 06/01/2013
it's ALWAYS about the money my friend! People seem to forget makinf movies is an actual job ya know.
it's ALWAYS about the money my friend! People seem to forget makinf movies is an actual job ya know.
1:34AM on 06/01/2013
I think maybe they tried to bring Nolan in so that Mendes drops his price.
I think maybe they tried to bring Nolan in so that Mendes drops his price.
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11:41PM on 05/31/2013

YES!

Now we can finally speculate if Kevin Spacey can take on the role of a villain! That would be a dream come true. Apparently Spacey was offered the lead villain role in Skyfall but didn't take it because of scheduling conflicts. Hope it'll work this time. If we had Bardem, then EON really has to up the ante, if were talking actors. Kevin Spacey is my number #1 choice for a villain.

How bout The Heavy to do the theme? Whose with me on that one? They're British, and with their style they can
Now we can finally speculate if Kevin Spacey can take on the role of a villain! That would be a dream come true. Apparently Spacey was offered the lead villain role in Skyfall but didn't take it because of scheduling conflicts. Hope it'll work this time. If we had Bardem, then EON really has to up the ante, if were talking actors. Kevin Spacey is my number #1 choice for a villain.

How bout The Heavy to do the theme? Whose with me on that one? They're British, and with their style they can bring in one hell of a theme.

AND FOR CHRIST SAKES, BRING BACK JEFFREY WRIGHT!
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11:48PM on 05/31/2013
Agree with everything you just said.
Agree with everything you just said.
1:01AM on 06/01/2013
I second that motion...!
I second that motion...!
2:05AM on 06/01/2013
The Heavy is an awesome band & yes I love Spacey when he plays a villain.
The Heavy is an awesome band & yes I love Spacey when he plays a villain.
10:29AM on 06/01/2013
How can the soloist agree with this if he wants someone else for the villian?

What a wanker.
How can the soloist agree with this if he wants someone else for the villian?

What a wanker.
6:57PM on 06/01/2013
LMAO@ Spacey. Go watch Superman Returns and then come talk to me.
LMAO@ Spacey. Go watch Superman Returns and then come talk to me.
10:16PM on 06/01/2013
Have you not seen American Beauty? Another movie directed by Sam Mendes WITH Kevin Spacey in it. Does that strike any connections in your thick skull? Why don't YOU go watch American Beauty and get back to me.
Have you not seen American Beauty? Another movie directed by Sam Mendes WITH Kevin Spacey in it. Does that strike any connections in your thick skull? Why don't YOU go watch American Beauty and get back to me.
7:09AM on 06/02/2013
For the next theme, I'd like Within Temptation, Nightwish, Stephen Simons or Woodkid...
For the next theme, I'd like Within Temptation, Nightwish, Stephen Simons or Woodkid...
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11:21PM on 05/31/2013
Any word on Roger Deakins returning? His cinematography alone made "Skyfall" such a stand-out entry in the Bond franchise,
Any word on Roger Deakins returning? His cinematography alone made "Skyfall" such a stand-out entry in the Bond franchise,
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10:52PM on 05/31/2013
Skyfall was good, not great IMO. I can see why the studio wants him back, seeing how much it made at the box office, but I like the idea of having a different director for each installment of the James Bond series. I guess as long as he puts out a good movie, it will be fine in the end, it's just not the way I would have gone.
Skyfall was good, not great IMO. I can see why the studio wants him back, seeing how much it made at the box office, but I like the idea of having a different director for each installment of the James Bond series. I guess as long as he puts out a good movie, it will be fine in the end, it's just not the way I would have gone.
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10:11PM on 05/31/2013
Although I wasn't the biggest Skyfall fan, in a way maybe this is good. Sam Mendes has the idea of how to make a Bond film so he can now proceed to blow us away with the sequels!
Although I wasn't the biggest Skyfall fan, in a way maybe this is good. Sam Mendes has the idea of how to make a Bond film so he can now proceed to blow us away with the sequels!
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10:11PM on 05/31/2013

Sweet!

This is one of those rare franchises where it really benefits to have a different voice and different vision for each outing. Having said that, Sam Mendes did something special with Skyfall. To this day I still can't say whether I liked it more than Casino Royale, and that in and of itself is quite the accomplishment. With the next 2 films probably Daniel Craig's last as James Bond, it's a fantastic idea to have Mendes team up to finish off the Craig era.

My only complaint: give us a worthy
This is one of those rare franchises where it really benefits to have a different voice and different vision for each outing. Having said that, Sam Mendes did something special with Skyfall. To this day I still can't say whether I liked it more than Casino Royale, and that in and of itself is quite the accomplishment. With the next 2 films probably Daniel Craig's last as James Bond, it's a fantastic idea to have Mendes team up to finish off the Craig era.

My only complaint: give us a worthy Bond girl!! In my opinion, no one has come close to surpassing Eva Green from Casino Royale since Daniel Craig became Bond.
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10:18PM on 05/31/2013
Barbara Bach from The Spy Who Loved Me was a worthy Bond Girl.
Barbara Bach from The Spy Who Loved Me was a worthy Bond Girl.
10:24PM on 05/31/2013
I should've worded that better, I just edited my comment to fix it. I meant in recent memory, especially since Daniel Craig took over as Bond, there hasn't been a better Bond girl than Vesper.
I should've worded that better, I just edited my comment to fix it. I meant in recent memory, especially since Daniel Craig took over as Bond, there hasn't been a better Bond girl than Vesper.
2:20AM on 06/01/2013
You crazy? Olga Kurylenko is one of the hottest ever!
You crazy? Olga Kurylenko is one of the hottest ever!
1:02PM on 06/01/2013
Hotter doesn't automatically equal better. I just didn't find her story interesting at all. Quantum of Solace as a whole was a bit of a mess, so no way she was better than Vesper.
Hotter doesn't automatically equal better. I just didn't find her story interesting at all. Quantum of Solace as a whole was a bit of a mess, so no way she was better than Vesper.
7:12AM on 06/02/2013
OLGA ? Bond didn't even try to bang her, how could she qualify as a Bond Girl ?!
OLGA ? Bond didn't even try to bang her, how could she qualify as a Bond Girl ?!
9:41PM on 05/31/2013

how I think negotiations went...

"I'm gonna take a gun, put it to his head and say 'sign the fuckin papers Martin or your dead"

"I'm gonna take a gun, put it to his head and say 'sign the fuckin papers Martin or your dead"

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9:38PM on 05/31/2013
This would be great news. At least it would confirm two more great Bond films.

Now get Benedict Cumberbatch for the villain.
This would be great news. At least it would confirm two more great Bond films.

Now get Benedict Cumberbatch for the villain.
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10:12PM on 05/31/2013
Brilliant idea. I just don't want Cumberbatch to become typecast as only good enough to play the villain. His work in BBC's Sherlock and now Star Trek proves he's more than capable of handling a lead role. Make it happen, Hollywood!
Brilliant idea. I just don't want Cumberbatch to become typecast as only good enough to play the villain. His work in BBC's Sherlock and now Star Trek proves he's more than capable of handling a lead role. Make it happen, Hollywood!
6:28AM on 06/01/2013
I agree! Cumberbatch was born to play a Bond villain.
I agree! Cumberbatch was born to play a Bond villain.
9:17PM on 05/31/2013
Please be true!
Please be true!
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