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Sam Mendes has confirmed he’s finished with James Bond movies and next actor will be very unexpected

May 30th, 2016 by Marc Comments


It looks like Sam Mendes is done with the James Bond franchise.

While rumours race that Daniel Craig may well be replaced in the role soon, the director of Skyfall and SPECTRE has announced that he is done with superspies.

Speaking about his five years spent on the franchise, the director said: “It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it. But I think it’s time for somebody else.”

Mendes was talking at the Hay Festival of literature in Wales and stressed his need to keep moving into fresh things: “I’m a storyteller. And at the end of the day, I want to make stories with new characters.”

As for the casting of the new Bond, the director said that only one person decides who will wear the next tux: “It’s not a democracy … [series producer] Barbara Broccoli decides who is going to be the next Bond, end of story,” he said.

And as for who will be the next 007?: “I can guarantee whatever happens with it, it will not be what you expect. That’s what she [Broccoli] has been brilliant at, and that’s how it’ll survive.”

Source: The AP

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….