No Mendes for Bond #24 (

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2013

When you have a 50 year old franchise get completely revitalized, it only makes sense to put the same director back behind the camera. Well that won’t happen for the 24th installment of the Bond Franchise. is reporting that Sam Mendes will not return for the next Bond. 

“It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael and Barbara’s very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie,” he said. “Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theater and other commitments including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond.”

The possibility always exists for him to return again. So Maniacs, who would you like to see directing a Bond film? Del Toro? Matthew Vaughn? Steven Spielberg? Sound off below.