Sam Mendes still wanted for another Bond installment, says producer
I was a little sad when I heard that Sam Mendes would not be returning for BOND 24. It seems that I have some company in the thought because Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are hoping that he will take the helm again, even if it isn't for the next installment.
Broccoli said, "We will get him back, we haven’t given up hope… Maybe not for the next one… but we will get him back again"
Then Wilson added, "We are working on him, we hope that maybe he will have gotten inspired to come back."
A couple of weeks ago, Mendes finally made the decision regarding the project:
Obviously, I'd rather have him back when he feels like he has another story to tell with the character. No one wants someone to just keep doing films without any real drive for another. Not to mention that he has other projects that he's committed to. I like that he's open to coming back, but I wonder if he actually will.