Bond 25 director reveals where he’s at with the script and who may or may not return.
Filipino news site Inquirer.net 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: