Sam Mendes confirms James Bond exit, Daniel Craig likely to follow

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: May 30, 2016 14:07 IST
Director Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig on the set of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions’ action adventure Skyfall.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes, who directed the last two James Bond films Spectre and Skyfall, has announced that he will not return to helm another film in the popular franchise.

“It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it. But I think it’s time for somebody else,” Mendes said at the Hay Festival 2016 in Wales, reports

“I’m a storyteller. And at the end of the day, I want to make stories with new characters,” he added.

Read: Daniel Craig turns down £68m James Bond deal, won’t play 007 again

It’s unclear whether actor Daniel Craig, who has been playing the role of the famous British spy since last four instalments, will return for next film.

Rumours have swirled about his potential replacement, the most prominent names being Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Jamie Bell.

Read: Has Jamie Bell met the James Bond producers to replace Daniel Craig?

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