According to The Mirror, insiders report that the “execs loved U.N.C.L.E., starring Henry Cavill and based on the TV series created by Bond writer Ian Fleming.” With a source adding that:
“Guy has had a run of box office successes but it was The Man From U.N.C.L.E that really caught the Bond producers’ eye. The film had many of the elements associated with 007. Guy created a world of espionage and action with a bit of comedy. He’s the frontrunner for the next Bond movie – for now.”
Sam Mendes who directed ‘Skyfall’ and ‘SPECTRE’ is on record as saying:
I said no to the last one and ended up doing it. I was pilloried by all my friends. I don’t think I could go down that road again. You have to put everything else on hold. Every idea I had for a Bond film, I’ve stuck in this one. The Bond bank is dry.”
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In a recent interview with 20 Minuten, producer Barbara Broccoli revealed that work on the 25th Bond film could begin as early as spring 2016.
“We have put three years of work into Spectre. It was a thrill, but now we want to enjoy the success and the reactions of the audiences. In spring we start again.”
As to whether Daniel Craig will return for his fifth outing as 007, Broccoli commented:
“I hope we can continue with Daniel. I love him, obviously not just me but also the audience. I will try my best to keep him on.”
Many have noted that the ending of ‘SPECTRE’ leaves the door open for Craig to leave the franchise, or for he to return along with co-stars Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci’s characters, all of whose characters could appear in Bond25. Does this mean that Bond will encounter SPECTRE and Blofeld again?
“I think, the end of Spectre leaves us with endless possibilities. That’s a good starting point,” says Broccoli.