Re: Skyfall vs. TDKR
Skyfall makes me wonder if a Nolan Bond film will ever happen. It might just be redundant at this point, since we already got a pretty blatantly Nolan-influenced version. Although I will say that I think one area where Skyfall kind of let me down was how dead simple the plot was. I totally get what they were going for with the "back to basics" theme of the film, and it was indeed a fresh of breath air after QoS. But I do think Nolan could come up with an exciting and complex espionage plot. He could be the first to tackle Bond as a writer/director (I think). I just think overall the Bond franchise doesn't really "need" Nolan right now, since Skyfall has nicely set up a template for future filmmakers to follow. And Nolan is more of a leader than a follower.
I could see it being like the situation with Spielberg doing a Star Wars film. Seems like it's meant to be, but just doesn't ever pan out for one reason or another.