– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Wouldn’t Christopher Nolan make a great James Bond director?

Yeah, we’ve been down that road before. Fans have speculated the possibility for months, and last July, Nolan was asked outright about the possibility of making it happen. His answer at the time was a “yes,” but only if he could make the character his own — in other words, it seemed unlikely that if Craig came back, that he’d be up for it. With the same Bond, he wouldn’t be allowed to mold the character to his own nefarious purposes.

Here’s what he said to Digital Spy last year:

“I love the character, I love the films, I’ve been very inspired by the films as anyone who’s seen my films will find embarrassingly obvious. “But you’d only take on a franchise like that if you could bring something completely new to it, if that were needed. And I think at the moment they’re doing fantastically well without me.”

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Craig has long since signed back on to the franchise for one more film, and as expected, this means that Nolan is out — at least for Bond 25. Speaking with the same outlet, he ruled himself out, though he didn’t delve into the “why.”

“I won’t be the man. No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I’m rumored to be doing it.”

Given all he’s said before, it seems safe to assume that his inability to actually have full control over the interpretation is at least a contributing factor. Nolan has always been more concerned with creating his own ideas — even when adapting from source material.

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SOURCE: Digital Spy

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.