Purportedly EON has locked down director Sam Mendes for both Bond 24 and 25. Supposedly, the films will be shot back to back. No word yet about if the stories will be connected but I don’t think that it’d be unreasonable to assert so. This is big news for Bond fans. This is the perfect direction to take the franchise. Many would claim that letting Martin Campbell leave after Goldeneye was one of the major mistakes the studio has made over the five decades that its been around.
Mendes brought the perfect timeless feel to Skyfall. Anticipation for these films is arguably at an all-time high.
Hot on the heels of this announcement comes the news that Penelope Cruz is set to star in the film along with Daniel Craig, presumably as some sort of Bond girl.
Both of these things are wonderful news, in my book. I love Mendes and Cruz is a talented actor that I’m sure will deliver wonderfully.
Hurray for Bond!