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Sam Mendes Directing Bond 24 & 25 - Pros And Cons

Skyfall The drama of who will be directing Bond 24 has constantly been in the headlines recently as EON and Sony searched for a suitable candidate to helm the next installment in the long-running franchise. After Skyfall director Sam Mendes said he would not be returning, the list began to include everyone from Shane Black to Nicolas Winding Refn. Some fans hoped that Christopher Nolan would take the job, but his commitments to next year's Interstellar made it unlikely he would be able to deliver a product up to his standards in time for a 2015 or 2016 release date. Then, it was revealed that Mendes would return not just for Bond 24, but also Bond 25 as well. As it turns out, the producers wanted the Oscar-winning director all along and are willing to wait for Mendes to complete work on theatrical productions before rolling the cameras on the next Bond film early next year. In an age of rushed sequels, this strategy is quite refreshing. Fans of Skyfall are no doubt excited Mendes will be back in the director's chair, but there are probably some moviegoers who would rather see someone else call the shots. It's time to analyze this situation from both sides and break down the pros and cons of Sam Mendes directing the next two Bond pictures (or the rest of Daniel Craig's tenure). Click "Next" to begin...
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