Director Sam Mendes has confirmed that SPECTRE will be his last film in the Bond series. Speaking to BBC, Mendes said that while he has loved working on the series, he believes that this is his time to leave.
“I said no to the last one and then ended up doing it, and was pilloried by all my friends. But I do think this is probably it. I don’t think I could go down that road again. You do have to put everything else on hold.”
Mendes also gave us some info on SPECTRE‘s scope and theme song in the interview. When asked about the films size, Mendes stated “This is a bigger movie than Skyfall. It’s shot in more places – we were in Mexico City and Tangiers and northern Sahara and Rome and the Alps and London. It’s been an enormous undertaking.”
Mendes also confirmed that the theme song for SPECTRE is finished, but did not give any details on who recorded it. “I can say that the song’s been recorded and it’s fantastic and I’m very excited about it. You won’t have to wait long.”
For SPECTRE to be Mende’s last Bond film seems fitting, as its the first movie to really delve into the Bond character and backstory. SPECTRE will feature the titular shadowy organisation present in most Bond films as a key focus and will bring more about the Bond character to light.
SPECTRE will star Daniel Graig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Andrew Scott, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes.
SPECTRE will release in European cinemas on October 26.
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