I’ll try my best not to make another ‘shit on the Nolans’ article. So anyway, the whole Bond thing is up in the air again, Daniel Craig has been at it for more than a decade now and it’s not certain if he’ll return. With that there’s the usual talk of who’ll replace him. A new month, a new rumour (if you can even call it that) with Tom Hardy being discussed.
But there’s also talk of getting a new director and here is what Tom Hardy told The Daily Beast about potentially taking the role … and acquiring Christopher Nolan as director;
You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race. So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone.
But Chris Nolan, what a fantastic director for a Bond movie. Because Daniel (Craig) is so good, and what (Sam) Mendes and Barbara (Broccoli) have done has been so impressive, that it would be a very hard re-imagination to follow after.
I wonder what the next installment of that franchise would become, and I think when you mention someone like Christopher Nolan, that’s a very powerful figure to bring into that world who could bring something new and create something profound…again.
So what do you think, should Christopher Nolan be the director of the next James Bond movie?
My two cents is that I consider Christopher Nolan to be overrated (but Insomnia is a good movie and Dunkirk looks good so far) but worse, wherever he goes Jonathan Nolan seems to follow, who I consider really overrated. The master of verbose, highfalutin tedium. I don’t want to see that in a spy movie.
Anyway, here’s my type of Bond movie…