Batman trilogy director Christopher Nolan is reportedly in early talks to take charge of the next James Bond movie.

According to Britain's Daily Mail, the filmmaker is in the middle of "informal talks" with Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

But insiders claim the negotiations aren't aimed at Nolan directing the follow-up to Skyfall; they're more geared towards ideas for the Bond 24 film and beyond.

A source tells longtime Mail correspondent Baz Bamigboye, "It does no harm for Broccoli and Wilson to talk with Nolan, even if nothing happens this time round."