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Amidst Oppenheimer Success, Nolan Says Directing Bond Movies Will Be A Privilege

During a recent episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the Oppenheimer director told the host Josh Horowitz that he would show no qualms in accepting the opportunity if it comes to him at the “right moment.”

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CHRISTOPHER Nolan is currently enjoying the massive success of his recent release ‘Oppenheimer’ which continues to be lauded for multiple reasons. In one of his recent interactions, Nolan expressed his admiration for the James Bond franchise and explained why it would be an “amazing privilege” to direct a James Bond film.

During a recent episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the Oppenheimer director told the host Josh Horowitz that he would show no qualms in accepting the opportunity if it comes to him at the “right moment.”

“The influence of those movies on my filmography is embarrassingly apparent. And so there’s no attempt to shy away from that. I love the films,” Nolan said, adding, “You know, it would be an amazing privilege to do one.”

The popular director also explained that when you play a character or take up a project as iconic as the James Bond franchise, “you’re working within a particular set of constraints” and should be approached with the “right attitude.”

“It has to be the right moment in your creative life where you can express what you want to express and really burrow into something within the appropriate constraints because you would never want to take on something like that and do it wrong,” he explained.

Since Nolan brought Christian Bale’s Batman to life in the Dark Knight trilogy, taking on the iconic character wouldn’t be new for Nolan.

However, if Nolan decides to take on James Bond, he would need creative freedom while working on the project.

“You wouldn’t want to take on a film not fully committed to what you bring to the table creatively. So as a writer, casting, everything, it’s a full package,” he said.

“You’d have to be really needed, you’d have to be really wanted in terms of bringing the totality of what you bring to a character. Otherwise, I’m very happy to be first in line to see whatever they do,” he added.

In an interview that Nolan had given back in 2017, he admitted to keeping in contact with “producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson over the years”.  He confirmed that he’d “definitely” be down to take on a film in the popular franchise.

“I deeply love the character, and I’m always excited to see what they do with it,” he had said earlier. “Maybe one day that would work out. You’d have to be needed, if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they’re getting along very well.”

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