QUANTUM OF SOLACE director Marc Forster turned down the chance to make a second Bond movie - because he would rather concentrate on "different things".
The filmmaker was brought in to helm the sequel to 2006's Casino Royale, which was directed by Martin Campbell.
Bond bosses were so pleased with his efforts on the latest 007 picture, they asked him to take charge of the follow-up.
But Forster is adamant that he won't be returning to the superspy franchise any time soon.
He tells British radio station Heart FM, "They did ask me if I wanted to come back for Bond 23, but I said no.
"I feel like I like to change genres and do different things so I passed on it."
But Forster admits that he won't completely rule out a return to Bond, adding: "Maybe in the future. Never say never again.