Christopher Nolan could be directing 'James Bond 25' after Danny Boyle walked out over 'creative differences'
After Danny Boyle quit 'James Bond 25', there has been speculation that Christopher Nolan is taking up the helm on the upcoming Bond movie, which is scheduled to release on October 25, 2019. The film is also reportedly Daniel Craig's last performance as the superspy.
Boyle's exit as a director was confirmed on a Twitter post by Michael G Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, and Daniel Craig on Tuesday (August 21), where they mentioned that Boyle decided to no longer work on the franchise due to "creative differences".
While it is assumed that Boyle's departure could possibly have an impact on the film's production, which is due to start in December, it will probably be a fair deal for Nolan to take up the reigns. According to the Betfair bookies, Nolan is 2/1 odds on to replace Boyle as director.
Moreover, Nolan had earlier expressed his interest in directing a James Bond movie. However, there are also rumors that directors like Yann Demange, Dennis Villeneuve, Sam Mendes, and Lynne Ramsay might also be contenders.
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. pic.twitter.com/0Thl116eAd— James Bond (@007) August 21, 2018
In an interview with Playboy, the director of 'Interstellar' expressed his desire to direct a Bond movie. "I’ve spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson over the years. I deeply love the character, and I’m always excited to see what they do with it. Maybe one day that would work out. You’d have to be needed if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they’re getting along very well.”
However, in February he stated that he won't be directing the upcoming movie. During a visit on the BBC Radio 4 program 'Desert Island Discs', the director said, "I won’t be the man. No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I’m rumored to be doing it."
Other than the rumor mill surrounding Nolan's involvement in the film, Daniel Craig has said this is probably his last outing as 007.
He said on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert': "I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note and I can’t wait.”
Audiences will once again get to see Ralph Fiennes returning as M and Naomi Harris as Moneypenny. Reportedly, Helena Bonham Carter is the current frontrunner to play a new villain.
Watch Daniel Craig's interview below: