Christopher Nolan may be directing two James Bond films according to reports

Kayla Harrington
Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino RoyaleSony Pictures

Fresh off the success of Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan is rumored to be the director for the next two James Bond movies.

Christopher Nolan is absolutely no stranger when it comes to high-stakes action movies. He is best known for being the mastermind behind the Dark Knight trilogy.

However, Nolan has started to pivot into more introspective movies with hints of action. For example, Interstellar, Dunkirk, and his latest film, Oppenheimer.

But it looks like Nolan may be diving back into the world of non-stop action as he’s rumored to be the next James Bond director.

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Nolan may hold the fate of 007 in his hands

According to film insider World of Reel, Nolan is set to be tapped by Bond franchise producer Barbara Broccoli. Discussions about Nolan taking the job started before the WGA strike and the Oppenheimer press tour, but both events ended up slowing things down.

While Broccoli wants Nolan to direct the next two Bond installments, there is a bit of contention as Nolan wants complete creative freedom over both the directing and writing aspects.

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Word of Reel reported that Broccoli “rarely gives carte blanche to her filmmakers, [as] there’s usually a blueprint in how to make a Bond film.” But Nolan is notorious for both writing and directing his films, so this could be a huge sticking point in their negotiations.

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Christopher Nolan directing.Warner Bros.

However, the issue of having creative freedom may not be a turn-off for Nolan. He’s previously stated that he’s a massive fan of the Bond franchise, especially the Sean Connery ones. Therefore, it would probably take a lot for Nolan not to take the job.

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Kayla is a TV and Movies Writer at Dexerto. She's huge fan of Marvel (especially if Wanda Maximoff is involved), shows that make you laugh then cry, and any cooking show found on the Food Network. Before Dexerto, she wrote for Mashable, BuzzFeed, and The Mary Sue. You can contact her at kayla.harrington@dexerto.com