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Looks like Sam Mendes may be directing BOND 24 and 25 back to back, with Penelope Cruz as the latest Bond girl

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Looks like directing a Bond movie these days is like a game of pulling the petals off of a flower. Sam Mendes will direct, Sam Mendes will not direct, Sam Mendes will direct…Anyway, it looks like Skyfall director Sam Mendes is indeed back to direct a new installment. And he might even be double-dipping for the next big Bond adventure.

Bond 25 (1)

According to reports that Collider picked up on, Mendes is a definite for Bond 24, and is even looking at getting involved with Bond 25. These rumours come thanks to the current negotiations, which have allowed Mendes to first finish up all of his current projects, before being approved for a license to thrill once again. But this move, along with a massive sack of cash that has a dollar bill on the side, could also lead to Mendes directing Bond 25, possibly back to back as was the original intention. Which could also mean concurrent releases of 2014 and 2015.

Plot holes aside, I liked Mende’s vision for the film. He had an eye for style, great action and he squeezed some fine performances out of his actors. And joining Craig for Bond 24, will be the latest Bond Girl, Penelope Cruz. Cruz will be the oldest Bond girl to date, at age 40, but I don’t care because I’ve been crushing on her for years now. And much like my other Hollywood crushes, her restraining order smells wonderful.

But I’d like to see Cruz make an appearance. The majority of Bond girls so far have been either a confusing mix of eye candy or testorone, and the last time we got a really well-rounded addition to the franchise, was in 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies with Michelle Yeoh.


Last Updated: June 3, 2013


  1. But Penelope Cruz isn’t hot enough for a Bond-girl role. 🙁

    To quote Family Guy:
    “Seabiscuit! Seabiscuit!”
    “I’m not Seabiscuit, I’m Penelope Cruz.”


    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      June 3, 2013 at 15:53



    • Kervyn Cloete

      June 3, 2013 at 15:59

      Not hot enough for a Bond girl? Are you – and your penis – mad?!


      • Gareth L

        June 3, 2013 at 16:05

        We’re not jaded by the magic of make-up, no. 😉


      • Kervyn Cloete

        June 3, 2013 at 16:21

        If this is the worst she can do without makeup, then I’m quite happy with that.


        And yes, I know there are worse pics of her out there, but they more of her being caught with her face in an unflattering expression than than of her actually being unattractive.


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