Bond 25's Director Shortlist Includes Christopher Nolan And Arrival's Denis Villenueve

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News about the next Bond movie had been relatively quiet until recently, and we can now expect the movie to come out late 2019 with Daniel Craig set to return. News has it that there's already a shortlist for who could direct the movie, and some big-name directors are being considered for the role.

According to Deadline, the short list includes Denis Villenueve, Yann Demange, David MacKenzie, Paul McGuigan, and Christopher Nolan. Out of all the entries, Nolan is probably the biggest name, and Nolan had expressed that he is interested in taking over a Bond movie.

Let's also not forget that Denis Villenueve has also been making buzz ever since the release of Arrival, and it's also worth noting that he's the director of the upcoming Blade Runner: 2049. It's also worth noting that David Mackenzie, like Villenueve, was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 with his movie Hell and High Water.


Yann Demange only has one movie in his credit so far, '71, but he also has a film called White Boy Rick coming out next year starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

With Nolan's reputation, having him direct a Bond film would definitely be a huge draw for MGM, and with the disappointing reception of Spectre, Nolan may be just the man they need to bring something new to the Bond franchise. Please don't let Christoph Waltz's Blofeld go to waste.

James Bond 25 is set for a release on Nov. 8, 2019.

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