After thinking it over, Sam Mendes decides to return to direct Daniel Craig in "Bond 24"

23rd Bond Film "Skyfall" - PhotocallOnce he’d wrapped “Skyfall,” the critically-acclaimed and highest grossing of the 23 James Bond films, Sam Mendes said he was happy to have made his mark on restoring the franchise, but now he was ready to move on.

Now it’s been announced that Mendes will return for at least one more spin with cinema’s greatest secret agent as Bond distributors Sony and MGM wisely allowed Mendes time to handle his previous committments before returning to the franchise.

“I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again,” Mendes said in a statement.Daniel-Craig-and-Sam-Mendes on Skyfall set

Mendes will again be working with Daniel Craig (appearing in his fourth Bond film) and “Skyfall” screenwriter John Logan so this should make Bond fans happy worldwide.

The still to be titled Bond 24 is set to be released on October 23, 2015 so you’ve got some time to wait, but with “Star Wars: Episode VII” and “Avengers 2” already slated for 2015, that’s shaping up to be one of the more highly anticipated movie years in a long time.

  • 2015 will definitely be a monster year at the box office to say the least. I’m calling it now, the four biggest hits of 2015 will be 1)Avengers 2, 2)Star Wars: Episode VII, 3)Avatar 2, 4)Bond 24 in that order.