Matthew Vaughn Reportedly Top Choice For James Bond Director


Well, well, well, it seems the world of James Bond is about to get a new directorial touch, and it’s none other than the brilliant Matthew Vaughn. If the whispers in the corridors of Hollywood are anything to go by, Vaughn is the top choice to direct the next James Bond movie. Now, isn’t that a plot twist worthy of a Bond film itself?

According to a report from Giant Freakin Robot, our trusted source for all things cinematic, Vaughn has emerged as the top choice to helm the next James Bond film. This news comes as a surprise, especially considering Vaughn’s previous comments about the likelihood of him directing a Bond film.

Matthew Vaughn: From Kingsman to MI6


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Vaughn, known for his work on the Kingsman series, was asked about the possibility of directing a Bond film at the end of 2021. His response was less than optimistic. “I don’t think the Bond people would touch me with a stick,” he said. “They don’t like me. You know, to be blunt. I love Bond. It’s obviously a huge influence on me… You wait till you see Argyle.”

It’s interesting to note that Vaughn didn’t expand on why he thought the “Bond people” didn’t like him. One could speculate that they potentially saw his Kingsman series — which also revolves around British secret agents — as competition.

The Kingsman Series and Bond


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In the past decade, three Kingsman films have been released, a fourth one is on the way, and a television series spinoff is in development. The series has been a huge success, and it’s not hard to see why the Bond franchise might see it as a rival. However, it seems that the tide has turned, and Vaughn is now being considered for the next James Bond film.

Matthew Vaughn and Aaron Taylor-Johnson: A Potential Reunion


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If Vaughn does end up directing the next James Bond film, he could be reunited with an old friend, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Back in January, it was reported that Taylor-Johnson was in final negotiations to become the next James Bond. If this is the case, it would be the fourth time Vaughn and Taylor-Johnson have worked together, having previously collaborated on Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, and The King’s Man.

Other Potential Directors for James Bond


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While Vaughn is reportedly the top choice, he’s not the only director who has been linked with the Bond franchise. Christopher Nolan, known for his work on Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy, has also expressed interest in directing a Bond film. In an interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Nolan said, “The influence of those movies in my filmography is embarrassingly apparent. It would be an amazing privilege to do one.”

Final Thoughts on Matthew Vaughn directing a James Bond movie


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Whether it’s Matthew Vaughn or Christopher Nolan, the next James Bond film is sure to be a cinematic spectacle. Both directors have proven track records and a clear love for the Bond franchise. However, as both directors have stated, it would need to be the right time and the right fit. For now, fans of both Vaughn and Bond will have to wait and see. In the meantime, we can all look forward to seeing Vaughn’s latest cinematic offering, Argylle, which is set to hit theatres in February 2024.

What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to watching the next James Bond movie? Who do you think will end up getting hte gig? Let us know your thioughts in the comments below.

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