Bond 24 screenwriter John Logan has suggested that the Skyfall follow-up may re-introduce the Quantum crime organisation from Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
The Oscar-winning writer, who worked on the script for Skyfall after Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, revealed that he is combing through Bond’s cinematic and literary history for the new Daniel Craig-led movie.
When asked about a return for Quantum, Logan told Empire: “There might be! Honestly, not being evasive, but the great thing about Bond is that I have 50 years of movies – 23 movies – and all the Ian Fleming novels and short stories, all of which are fodder.
“And when I’m working on the new Bond I’m constantly going back to Fleming and the other movies – what are the bits and pieces, what are the resonances?
“One of the things we learned in Skyfall is that the audience really enjoyed those, they enjoyed when they saw the Aston Martin, they enjoyed when we had references to things they grew up with, either from Ian Fleming or from the other movies, and that’s always been a part of my thinking about Bond.”
Offering an update on the script, Logan added: “Right now the first draft is almost done. I’m terrifically excited about it! I’ve been working very closely with Sam (Mendes), and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling.
“The new movie continues the themes of Skyfall. Some of the characters and themes that we began to introduce in Skyfall will play out, I hope successfully, in the next movie.”
Logan also issued a “no comment” to suggestions that iconic 007 villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld or other 00 agents will make an appearance in the next spy outing.
Bond 24 will be released in cinemas on October 23, 2015.
Source: Digital Spy