Despite recent talk that EON/MGM could be pushing back the Bond 25 an entire year, this might not be happening.
A new report from Deadline suggests that two names might be already being considered for the director’s chair and they still might be make the window for next November’s release date.
As Jean-Marc Vallee (Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club, Sharp Objects) has seemingly been approached by the studio. Also, they say that Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) could be a ”possibility” as well.
Here is what Edgar told Vice when asked about directing a Bond film last year.
Well, I don’t know. The fact of the matter is that the franchise is [producers] Broccoli and Wilson, so it’s really their decision on what’s happening. I don’t think there’s any auteur that has the muscle to come in and say, “This is what we’re doing, and this is how we’re starting again.” Those guys have lived with that franchise for 50 years and have a good idea of how it works. I don’t know, I’m a fan of that franchise anyway. Obviously some movies are better than others, but there are several I could cite as favourites. Daniel Craig is a good Bond, I think he’s one of the best Bonds we’ve had. So I have nothing against him returning, I would like to see him do one more.
If a new director is chosen soon and no major changes on the scripts take place they could move forward as planned in December.