Bond movies helmer Sam Mendes has given a hint that the character of James Bond will retire at the end of his upcoming Bond film, Spectre.
The Brit filmmaker explained that was what the movie is about, whether or not to pursue the life the role of Bond always pursued, whether he matters and is he going to continue or not, the Mirror reported.
In a new behind-the-scenes video, the director explained his reasons for returning to the franchise and said that the 24th movie will "be driven" by 007, who is played by Daniel Craig for the fourth time.
"The reason why I am doing another Bond movie is the reason why I would do any other movie really, which is because of the story. In this movie, Spectre, what you have is the movie entirely driven by Bond," Mendes said.
Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear reprise their roles as Bond's MI6 colleagues in the film.
He continued: "On top of that, I felt I'd initiated Ralph as M, Naomie as Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q, and I wanted to tell the next stage of this story, and develop them as characters much, much more."
"In this movie, they - in their different ways - help him and they risk their careers and their livelihoods," he explained.
"And I think, what's interesting about what's happened post-Skyfall is Bond is the one that has more experience than they did and I think he's got a greater wisdom. That's what the movie is about - whether or not to pursue the life he's always pursued, whether he matters and is he going to continue or not. You'll have to come see the movie to find out whether he does."