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Sam Mendes premieres 'Chocolate Factory', talks to start soon on Bond 24

26-Jun-2013 • Spectre (2015)

The new stage musical production of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' had its premiere in London's West End last night, and the show's director Sam Mendes was on hand to talk to the press. Inevitably, questions swarmed about Bond 24 and whether the "Skyfall' helmer would be back for the next 007 adventure.

Mendes could teach politicians a thing or two about staying on message. Below are three responses given to different outlets in the course of 24 hours:

"Well, I'm in discussions about it, but I've said to everyone involved that I'd like to open Charlie and the Chocolate Factory first before making any kind of final decisions. They've been very understanding about that. Frankly, I've had no time to talk about it let alone think about it because this has been a full time job for the last six months. It'll be nice to have some spare time again to think about things other than chocolate, children and Willy Wonka."

"In answer to the question you’re going to ask, I don’t know yet. I’m in discussion over the ‘B’ word and I won’t make any decision until this is open. It’s taken a long time to get this open and this has been my focus."

Daily Telegraph:
"I’ve said I’ll discuss the possibility of doing the next one. There are discussions ongoing but no decision will be made until after I’ve opened the show."

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