Okay, so it´s not just a rumor. In a new interview with “The Stage” Sam Mendes has confirmed that he is in discussions to direct the follow-up to SKYFALL.
However, he claims that he will not decide to actually do it before his current stage production of “Charlie and the Chocolat Factory” (now in previews) has officially opened. The Opening Gala is set for June 25th. Maybe we can expect an announcement soon after that.
Another sign that Mendes might be planning to direct BOND 24 could be seen in his decision not to run the National Theatre, a position which he was interested in before.