Currently, the only rumored director not to be counted out of the running is The Bourne Identity's Doug Liman - but there's every possibility new blood could break through.
When the question of Bond 25 came up, Nolan was clear the director's chair wasn't his. He revealed this during an interview he had with BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs (via Digital Spy). Christopher Nolan, the acclaimed director behind Batman: The Dark Knight and Inception, has come forward to say he will not be behind the camera for the next 007 film. Ditto for the next James Bond movie, other than the fact that Daniel Craig is prepped and ready for his swan song.
"I love the character, I love the films, I've been very inspired by the films as anyone who's seen my films will find embarrassingly obvious".
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WBTV conducted an interview with Carruth, in which he was candid about some of the circumstances surrounding Cherica's death. Part of the letter states: "If I could change anything, I'd change the whole situation.
"I'd love to make a Bond film at some point and I think those producers - Barbara and Michael - they do a tremendous job and Sam Mendes has done a terrific job the last couple of films, so they don't particularly need me". That person just won't be Nolan, at least as long as he's not able to "bring something completely new to it".
Even though Nolan has ruled himself out of the 25th movie and Daniel Craig's last movie, he admits he does want to work on the film one day.
A 25th James Bond movie is now in production with Daniel Craig set to reprise his role as the popular British spy. It's set to release on November 8th, 2019.