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.”
Who would you like to see direct Bond25?