James Bond Loses Next Movie's Director Danny Boyle Over "Creative Differences"

Who will replace Boyle?


The next 007 movie, currently titled Bond 25, just lost its director, Danny Boyle. The film set to release in November 2019 has parted ways with the director due to creative differences.

The official James Bond Twitter account broke the news to fans on Tuesday afternoon saying, "Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25."

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Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) signed on for the job back in March. "We've got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment," the director told Metro.us. "And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away."

However, five months later, Boyle has parted ways with the Bond franchise. Both Wilson and Broccoli serve as producers on the upcoming film, and Daniel Craig will be returning as James Bond for the fifth time since taking on the iconic role in 2006's Casino Royale.

Fans weren't expecting Craig to reprise the role of Bond, especially after he said he'd rather "slash his wrists" than play the character again, in 2015. On the August 15 episode of The Late Show, Craig confirmed he'd be playing the iconic secret agent one more time. It is expected that this will be Craig's final time playing James Bond. Prior to that, producers were reportedly eyeing Idris Elba to play the role.

Since Craig has come aboard, the 007 series has been a smashing success globally. Casino Royale took in almost $600 million worldwide and 2015's Spectre made $880 million. The biggest success from Craig's run was 2012's Skyfall which grossed $1.1 billion across the globe. Boyle may be gone, but the 007-train isn't going anywhere.

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