James Bond 24

‘James Bond 24’ stories are slowly beginning to build, and as anyone who has seen ‘Skyfall’ will attest, this is welcome news.

Initially, ‘Skyfall’ director Sam Mendes stated that he was not interested in returning to the director’s chair for the next Bond film. Mendes did a masterful job with ‘Skyfall’ having turned Daniel Craig’s James Bond into a flawed, but redeemable character versus the caricature that Bond had been in previous incarnations.

Mendes was courted heavily to return and given a lot of latitude on a timeframe for the next Bond film, which will most likely be released sometime in 2016.

While I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Skyfall,’ I would rather wait a little longer for another great Bond film versus the producers simply cranking out a next chapter just to get another Bond film into theaters. Credit is due here to the studio and the producers for aiming to deliver another great film instead of rushing to cash in on the success of ‘Skyfall’ and possibly giving fans a lesser film.

The latest rumors circulating is that actor Penelope Cruz is in negotiations for a role in ‘Bond 24.’ Cruz has been long-mentioned to be a part of the franchise but had comittments that prevented her involvement. With the longer production timetable for the next film, that should allow Mendes more time to coordinate getting the people he wants for the next film.

Ironically, Javier Bardem, Cruz’s real-life husband, played the villain in ‘Skyfall.’

There are very few additional details at this time. No writer’s names have been attached to the project nor is there a working title for the production at the time of this article’s publication.

As ‘Bond 24’ develops, we will update readers on details when they become available.

To read my review of ‘Skyfall’ click here

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In the meantime, if you haven’t yet seen the best Bond film in years, ‘Skyfall’ is available now on iTunes.

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