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Christopher Nolan Confirms He Won’t Be Directing Bond 25

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The new Bond movie already has a release date and a star, as Daniel Craig recently found he did have enough left to sign on for his fifth, and possibly final, turn as 007. But the 25th entry in the franchise based on Ian Fleming’s works is still in search of a director. Denis Villeneuve was rumoured to be a frontrunner, but the Blade Runner 2049 helmer says that, though he’s definitely interested, he’s got to wrap Dune first. Production has not yet begun on that film, so it looks like it’ll be a while before Villeneuve gets involved, if ever.

Similarly, Christopher Nolan tells BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs program that while he would one day like to contribute a film to the long-running franchise, Bond 25 is not it. “I won’t be the man. No, categorically,” Nolan tells the the host. He acknowledges that “every time they hire a new director I’m rumoured to be doing it.” The Dunkirk director does say he’d “love to make a Bond film at some point” while commending Bond stewards Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson for finding collaborators like Sam Mendes, who’s one of only two directors to helm consecutive 007 films. A fan of the sexy superspy and tastemaker, Nolan says he’d only get involved he had “something completely new” to bring to a Bond movie, but right now the franchise “[doesn’t particularly need me].”

I love the character, I love the films, I’ve been very inspired by the films as anyone who’s seen my films will find embarrassingly obvious. But you’d only take on a franchise like that if you could bring something completely new to it, if that were needed. And I think at the moment they’re doing fantastically well without me.

Last September, Broccoli said she’d definitely consider having a female director tackle a new chapter in the Bond saga, so we guess this means the door’s still open for an Amma Asante or Kathryn Bigelow to take over.

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Zachary Levi Is ‘Shazam!’ In Official Teaser Trailer

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Not content with seeing Jason Momoa’s ‘Aquaman’ steal all of the DC glory at Comic-Con this weekend. Zachary Levi is taking a much lighter approach to this often brooding universe with ‘Shazam!’, working like a charm in the fun-filled teaser trailer released by Warner Bros.

Directed by David F. Sandberg, the initial footage focuses on foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who is chosen to channel superpowers through an ancient wizard, ultimately turning into the titular character with the childish sensibilities intact. Super strength? Flying? He seems more concerned on how he’s meant to pee in his red suit. Yet he’s soon having to use his abilities for good, when faced with Mark Strong’s big bad Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

‘Shazam!’ swoops into UK cinemas in April 2019.

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Fantastical Debut Trailer For ‘Aquaman’ Welcomes You To Atlantis

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Still reeling from the critical reception which greeted ‘Justice League’ last year. Director James Wan and leading man Jason Momoa are tasked with keeping Warner Bros’ DCEU above water this December with ‘Aquaman’ and after seeing the action-packed first footage straight from Comic-Con, they seem up for the challenge.

Billed as the origin story of the half-human half -Atlantean. We catch glimpses of Arthur Curry’s (Momoa) family unit, most notably Nicole Kidman’s Queen Atlanna and his feisty red-haired ally Mera (Amber Heard), merely teasing his potential king status as he clashes with half-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), allowing Wan to dial up the underwater spectacle and throw in a goat for good measure.

We’re positively drowning in excitement already. Here’s the trailer…

 

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First ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Trailer Is An Atomic Blast

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Well. If you thought there wasn’t enough monster mayhem in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 effort.

Michael Dougherty’s (Krampus) 2018 film seems awfully keen to amend this with the epic debut trailer for ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’, pitting the iconic creature against some of his greatest adversaries. Expect stunning money shots of Mothra, Rodan and a certain three-headed titan by the name King Ghidorah, whilst the human heroics are left to the Russell family consisting of Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler.

The film roars into cinemas next May.

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