Dune Director Denis Villeneuve Campaigns To Direct Next James Bond Film

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No Time To Die is finally out in theaters and people are celebrating Daniel Craig's final performance as 007. Denis Villeneuve is also proud of what Craig has done for the character but he's also looking towards the future. The Dune director has just admitted that he wants to direct the next James Bond movie.

There is little doubt that Villeneuve has been doing well with his sci-fi projects. Many see his movies like Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 as true masterpieces but he is also known for intense action-thrillers like Prisoners and Sicario. With that in mind, Villeneuve is confident that he could easily take on a Bond film.

Villeneuve was recently a guest on the Happy Sad Confusedpodcast where he spoke about his love for James Bond and his desire to work on the next 007 flick.

"I would deeply love one day to make a James Bond movie. It's a character that I've been with since my childhood. I have massive affection for Bond," Villeneuve said. He then added that he had great admiration for Craig's work.

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"It would be a big challenge to try and reboot it after what Daniel did. What Daniel Craig brought to Bond was so unique and strong and honestly unmatchable. He's the ultimate James Bond," Villeneuve said.

Of course, it's still unsure who will be the next Bond director. However, Villeneuve is making it clear that he is very interested in the job.

"I don't know if such a thing would happen, but it would be a privilege. That would be pure cinematic joy," he said.

The idea of Villeneuve helming the next Bond film is a welcome one but we'll have to wait until the next 007 is cast. In the meantime, fans can watch Craig in No Time to Die, which is now screening in theaters. Villeneuve's Dune is scheduled for release on October 22, 2021.

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