Cary Joji Fukunaga comments briefly on Bond 25

Bond 25 director reveals where he’s at with the script and who may or may not return.

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Filipino news site has an interview with Bond 25 director Cary Joji Fukunaga. In it they quiz him about various aspects of his career, including the next Bond movie. In the interview Fukunaga touches on his first experience of a Bond film, his multicultural background and switching from his plan from being a pro snowboarder to director.

The director said he is a fan of Daniel Craig and looks forward to working with him. In particular he comments on the vulnerability Craig brought to the role in Casino Royale and the contrast with Pierce Brosnan’s Bond films. Some of his replies to questions about Bond 25 are interesting though:

In terms of what I can bring to change the character, Bond is on a character arc that started with Casino Royale, and I will be carrying that on. There will be changes, I am sure. As in any story, a character has to change in order [to have] a narrative.

And when asked about rumours that neither Ben Whishaw or Christoph Waltz would return, he says:

Who is saying those rumors? We haven’t finished the screenplay, so there is no way that anyone could know that. Those are two extraordinary actors, so if there is space for them in the story, I would absolutely want them there. But I don’t know yet what it’s going to be.

Fukunaga also says that he has done a “little bit” of planning of the action scenes as he is working on the story but that fans can rest assured their will be exostic locations.

It’s not clear when the interview took place, but you can read it in full at the link below:


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One Response to “Cary Joji Fukunaga comments briefly on Bond 25”

  • TrueBeliever1776

    I find the fact that Q gets so little respect and attention and is treated so flippantly in the pre-Bond movie press to be so very frustrating.
    While Bond should always be the first character cast in any 007 movie, Q should be cast in the same breath and/or stroke of the pen! Q is, quite literally, the pivotal, anchoring figure who always ushers in the action part of the Bond films moving from the “assignment”/planning stage to the action stage by providing Bond’s implements of villain destruction and demise.
    I so wish they would not so trivially and casually refer to “whether Wishaw will return or not” as well as other matters relating to Q in such a flippant manner. He is a fabulously important character.
    I certainly hope it will be Wishaw who portrays Q once again when/if 25 is ever made inasmuch as I find him to be the quintessentially appropriate Q.
    C’mon guys…a little QRespect!

    (only half-heartedly sarcastic)