Earlier this month it was announced that Skyfall director Sam Mendes wouldn't be back to direct Bond 24. Even though he's not going to be directing the 24th James Bond film, it doesn't mean he won't be back for a 25th or 26th! Mendes himself said he would like to make another sometime in the future. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have said that they expect to get him to come back. Broccoli states:
We will get him back. We haven’t given up hope... Maybe not for the next one… but we will get him back again.
We are working on him. We hope that maybe he will have gotten inspired to come back.
For those of you wondering what Mendes thinks about all this here's what he had to say...
Bond movies, they need someone working on it now...I’m doing my theatre projects and then I’ll work out... I’ve definitely left the door open though... I’ve never really repeated myself, done the same type of movie one after the other, so just give me a chance to think about what I actually want to say.
Mendes has made the most successful Bond movie, so of course they are going to do everything they can to get him back. It'd be great if he came back for another 007 adventure!