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Craig not coming back for Bond?

The latest we had heard was that Daniel Craig would return to the James Bond franchise for two more films.

That may have been premature. Craig, while doing press for “Logan Lucky” had this to say:

No decision has been made at the moment, there’s a lot of noise out there and nothing official has been confirmed. And I’m not, like, holding out for more money or doing anything like that. It’s just all very personal decisions to be made at the moment. I know they’re desperate to get going and I would in theory love to do it, but it’s just there is no decision just yet.

Do you want Craig to come back?

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This is getting a lot like sorting through the “Star Wars Episode VII” saga, which eventually went to J.J. Abrams. First came news that Nicolas Winding Refn, Christopher Nolan, Ang Lee, Shane Black and Tom Hooper were all in the running for Bond 24, the follow up to “Skyfall” with Daniel Craig. Then came news that Sam Mendes was in talks to return. Now new reports say that Mendes is directing Bond 24 AND Bond 25. That’s the length of Craig’s contract for the record, so maybe this will be Craig’s big finale.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

A day after reports came that directors like Shane Black, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper and Nicolas Winding Refn were up to direct “Bond 24” comes news that Sam Mendes IS in talks to return. Mendes directed “Skyfall” starring Daniel Craig as 007/James Bond and Javier Bardem. Apparently they’re willing to wait until Mendes becomes available to direct the film.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Sam Mendes did a great job with “Skyfall” helping Daniel Craig and James Bond reach new heights. With Mendes gone the search is on for a new director. According to reports the list includes Shane Black (“Iron Man 3”) David Yates (“Harry Potter”), Ang Lee (“Life of Pi”) and  Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”).

Who would you want to see get the job?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Nolan to tackle Bond?!

This is just a rumor for now, but Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight Rises”,”Inception”) has been approached to direct the next James Bond movie. Talks are in the very early stages for Bond 24. But  Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson want the next film within three years, which may be hard because Nolan’s “Interstellar” comes out in 2014. But two years for a film isn’t unheard of. “Skyfall” became top-grossing Bond film ever. Sam Mendes directed that one. Daniel Craig is returning as 007.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“Iron Man 3”, staring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and more, raked in the second highest opening weekend ever. But with RDJ’s contract coming up for negotiations, Marvel Studios couldn’t possibly part with its most popular actor right? Here’s what producer Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly:

“I believe there will be a fourth ‘Iron Man’ and a fifth, sixth and a 10th and a 20th. I see no reason why Tony Stark can’t be as evergreen as James Bond, Batman, or for that matter, Spider-Man.”

Of course Bond has had numerous actors play the character, most recently being Daniel Craig. We now have two Spideys in Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield and a variety of Batmans from George Clooney to Christian Bale. Would you be OK with a new Tony Stark? Who do you want to see? And do you really want to see 20 Iron Man films?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” is easily one of the most anticipated films of the summer now. Ever since that trailer, Snyder has a lot riding on the film starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White along with Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon and Christopher Meloni. In an interview with GQ, Cavill said World of Warcraft presented a bad situation when Snyder came calling.

“I saw it was him [calling] but the thing is, you can’t save World of Warcraft, you can’t pause it. It’s live,” Cavill said.

Perhaps the big news is that Cavill covets James Bond, the role he lost out on to Daniel Craig.

“If I’m in the running again, [if] people don’t just see me as Superman, and they could see me as Bond, then yeah, I’d love to do it,” Cavill said.

Interesting. That would be two big blockbusters he’d star in.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Next Bond film delayed?

This probably has something to do with Sam Mendes opting not to return, but MGM said the next James Bond film will come out in the next three years. “Skyfall”, which starred Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes, earned more than $1 billion worldwide, more than double what any previous Bond film made. Original plans had the next film coming out in 2014, a two year gap between films. But now that three year window could push it to 2015, or even 2016.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“The Adventures of Tintin”, which was directed by Steven Spielberg (“Lincoln”) and produced by Peter Jackson (“The Hobbit”) was a modest success, grossing $370 million worldwide. The two are switching roles for the next film, which both are now saying will be out Christmas 2015. Rumors are that “Seven Crystal Balls” and “Prisoners of the Sun” will be the basis of the second film. The first film featured the voices of Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig and Simon Pegg.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“Skyfall” was a monster hit, earning more than a billion dollars worldwide. Starring Judi Dench, Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and more, it was also one of the most critically acclaimed James Bond films ever. Much of that credit goes to director Sam Mendes. But Mendes, who was reportedly considering returning, has chosen to leave the upcoming Bond sequel. That’s too bad. Whoever comes in next has his work cut out for him.

In the “Spider-Man” universe, filming has started for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”. In addition to Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Jamie Foxx is in as Electro, as is Paul Giamatti as Rhino. Here’s some interesting tidbits on what could have been to Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 4”, which got cancelled in favor of a reboot. Raimi said he hasn’t seen “The Dark Knight Rises”, where Anne Hathaway played Catwoman, but he said he had tapped her to play Felicia Hardy, AKA the Black Cat, in “Spider-Man 4”. He said he was displeased with “Spider-Man 3” and wanted to end with the “Best Spider-Man of them all”. So what happened? Raimi said he couldn’t get the story right in time for Sony’s deadline. Unfortunate, hopefully Marc Webb can step up his game.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.