Bond 25 director Cary Fukunaga has spoken to Inquirer. In his interview he mentioned his first James Bond film being Roger Moore's 'A View to a Kill'
“The whole finale took place in the Bay Area, which is where I’m from. So to see my home on the big screen was really exciting. It made your own life seem larger than itself.” he said
The first American director of a Bond film also described his love for the film's title theme song, and we couldn't agree more, Duran Duran's epic track, saying that he thinks it is "probably" the best of the series. Will be interesting to see what influence this has on his filming technique and inclusions to the film, much alike 'Live and Let Die' on Sam Mendes.
Along with being a fan of Duran Duran, he is a huge fan of his 007 Daniel Craig, mentioning how impressed he was with the Bond actor in Sam Mendes', 'Road to Perdition', “In his first Bond movie, ‘Casino Royale,’ he brought an incredible amount of vulnerability and humanity to the character, which was a big shift from Pierce Brosnan’s run.
The whole "Character Arc" of the Daniel Craig era as often discussed was mentioned, “In terms of what I can bring to change the character, Bond is on a character arc that started with ‘Casino Royale,’ and I will be carrying that on. There will be changes, I am sure. As in any story, a character has to change in order [to have] a narrative.
There could be a lot read in the "Character Arc", considering the "Creative differences" in the split between Eon and Danny Boyle, with the rumoured death of Bond storyline.
Interestingly he did not confirm nor deny the buzz that Christoph Waltz (Blofeld) and Ben Whishaw (Q) are not returning to the franchise’s latest installment. Seriously don't know where this rumour regarding Ben Whishaw's lack of involvement has risen from, the actor will defiantly be in the next instalment along with Moneypenny actress Naomi Harris, Waltz is the interesting question, we here at James Bond Downunder have always thought he is likely to reprise his role, despite the actor saying otherwise.
Fukunaga said, “Who is saying those rumors?” he asked aloud. “We haven’t finished the screenplay, so there is no way that anyone could know that. Those are two extraordinary actors, so if there is space for them in the story, I would absolutely want them there. But I don’t know yet what it’s going to be.”
During the interview he also said that Bond fans and cinemagoers alike can expect the traditions of Bond including exotic locales, whilst mentioning the films actions sequences of which are being planned but the narrative is still the primary focus. He said he is very much looking forward to seeing his Bond film come to life. Filming commences in March next year.