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In franchise movies, why don't directors do more than one?

Asked by workaholic (194 points ) November 6th, 2012

Take the Bond films for example…only a few directors returned to direct a second or third film. Why does it not typically happen?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

They ask for 5 times or more than what they were paid in the first.

In my opinon

mazingerz88's avatar

Could be precisely because it is a franchise. Producers want a variety of creative input. Imo, it does give the franchise a fresh appeal. Creates excitement in marketing.

filmfann's avatar

Between John Glen, Guy Hamilton, Lewis Gilbert, and Terence Young, they directed 15 of the Bond films.
Doesn’t seem like they avoid doing more to me.

Lightlyseared's avatar

So they don’t get two Quantum of Solaces

ucme's avatar

Spielberg/Indiana Jones anyone?

ragingloli's avatar

Or Alien/Prometheus. Or the Star Wars Prequels.

oratio's avatar

I suspect that when a movie proves a success, the director might be difficult or impossible to contract for a sequel as they get booked for other movies, maybe for years.

filmfann's avatar

In the Harry Potter films, I think there were 8 films and 4 directors.

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