Sam Mendes Directs Daniel Craig in Next James Bond Film: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:3:14 pm EDT, July 11, 2013| Updated:3:17 pm EDT, July 11, 2013|
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Director Sam Mendes has signed on for another James Bond film, as has sexy Daniel Craig. After rumors that the director would not be returning to the Bond series, it has been confirmed. Check out our 5 Fast Facts to see who else will be returning and all the info surrounding the new film.


1. After Much Speculation, Sam Mendes Signs on to Direct the Next Bond Film

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Prior reports stated that Mendes wouldn't be returning to the Bond series. Rolling Stone reports that Mendes had previously said he wanted to focus on 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'King Lear'. Fortunately, Mendes has changed his mind.

Mendes confirmed:

I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honor all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24.

He then added:

I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time.

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2. Mendes Also Directed the Previous Bond Film 'Skyfall'

In an article for The Times, it was said that Mendes received great acclaim for his work on 'Skyfall', which earned 1.1 billion dollars worldwide. In turn, the movie has become the highest-grossing British film.

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We wonder if the next movie will receive the same praise.


3. The Next Bond Film is Set for November 2015

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4. The Name Guessing Has Begun

Though the upcoming film has been titled Bond 24 ... for now, many believe that this is just a working title. So, what will be the next film title in the James Bond series?

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Better yet, what will be the next Bond theme song? In 'Skyfall', Adele received great acclaim for singing the film's hit single, which was titled after the name of the movie itself. Will Adele return as well?

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5. Mendes Isn't the Only Crew Member Returning

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According to UK site The Times:

Skyfall’s screenwriter John Logan will return to provide a script for the film, currently dubbed Bond 24.


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