While Skyfall is getting universally praised by critics as being one of the best James Bond films in recent memory, most of the success has to be attributed to director Sam Mendes. After the disappointment of Quantum of Solace, we weren’t sure if Mendes would be able to bring the franchise back to its Casino Royale heights, but he apparently nailed it. However, in a recent interview with Metro, Mendes revealed that his tenure on Bond may be short-lived.

"It's been a fantastic experience, but it's been completely exhausting," Mendes told the site. "Do I want to do another one? I'm a shadow of my former self. (laughs) No, I don't know. I felt like everything I wanted to do with a Bond movie, I put into this film. So I would have to be convinced that I could do something that I loved and cared about as much if I was to do it again. I think the great risk of repeating oneself is that one doesn't have the great store of ideas that you have when you first tackle a subject."

It’s a shame that Mendes doesn’t seem up to a return to the Bond universe, but sometimes it’s best to leave a series while on the top, instead of sticking around past your expiration date. You can see what might be Mendes’ only Bond film when Skyfall hits theaters on November 9.

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[via Metro]