Fan favourite Bond director reveals he doesn't want the gig
All eyes are on who will direct the next 007 movie.
Almost as important as who plays Bond is who has been hired to direct the latest 007 adventure. During Daniel Craig's tenure, his movies had some spectacular choices in the director's chair.
Casino Royale had Martin Campbell, who had previously rebooted Bond spectacularly with Goldeneye. Quantum Of Solace was helmed by Golden Globe nominated director Marc Foster, the man behind Finding Neverland and World War Z. Skyfall and Spectre were both directed by Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of 1917 and Road To Perdition. And Craig's final outing, No Time To Die, was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the guy behind the incredible first season of True Detective.
All eyes have been on the Bond producers will hire for the first outing of the new Bond, and there are already some fan favourites being mentioned a lot on social media, and one of those names is Gareth Edwards.
The director of the very good 2014 version of Godzilla, and the also very good Rogue One, Edwards has a new movie in cinemas this week, The Creator. In the run-up to the release of that movie, we chatted to the director about the project, and you can check out our interview with Gareth Edwards in full right here:
"I think the last thing you should do when you win the lottery is spend your winnings on more lottery tickets." - Gareth Edwards
During the interview, we mentioned to Gareth Edwards that his name is in the mix lately for a lot of big projects, and one of those is the new Bond. So we asked would he be interested at all in directing 007?
Edwards responded initially with a joke: "I feel like there is some nice things that have been written online, but if you look carefully at the Twitter handle, it is actually my Mum, she's just really proud!
"I've been really lucky. I've won the lottery a couple of times now in the film franchise world. And I think the last thing you should do when you win the lottery is spend your winnings on more lottery tickets. And so I feel like let everybody else have a crack at stuff.
"Like this was such a great- I don't want to go back to the other way of making films. This was such an eye-opener, kind of everything we took a gamble on paid off. So I just want to make films in the same style and keep pushing it further if I can."
The Creator arrives in cinemas on Thursday 28 September.
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