Danny Boyle steps down as director of Bond 25 due to 'creative differences'
Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced it via the official James Bond account on Tuesday
Danny Boyle has stepped down from the director's seat for 'Bond 25'. He will no longer be part of the James Bond film reportedly after not being able to overcome some creative differences on the film. The official James Bond account announced the news on Twitter. "Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today [Tuesday] announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25," the 007 account posted on Tuesday.
Fans remained divided on the decision and went on to suggest some directors who could be a valuable addition to the Bond franchise. This would have been the first film of the iconic franchise that Boyle would have directed. He had a moment of confusion about this project even at the stage of conceptualisation.
In March this year, he had said, "I like watching big films but I don't think I'm necessarily good at making them. Then I thought 'no, you shouldn't think like that'. We have this idea about what we want to do with Bond and I felt we should have a go because of this idea. So we are trying to stay true to our principles." The last film in the Bond universe, 'Spectre', was also directed Sam Mendes.
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 spite of being in two minds, he appeared to be unable to let go of the series. After getting on board, he went on to rewrite the script given to him by the studio. He’d previously said, "We’ve got an idea. John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away."
'Bond 25' had become the center of attention recently after actor Idris Elba teased fans when he tweeted the classic Bond introduction on August 12, sending fans into a frenzy. "The name is Elba. Idris Elba," he posted.
Soon after the internet went crazy, Elba framed another contrasting tweet. He said, "Don’t believe the HYPE."
Elba had been rumored to play Bond after Barbara Broccoli told director Antoine Fuqua that "it is time" for a non-white actor to star as 007. Although the rumors have been going around since 2014, they have neither been confirmed or denied.
Director Antoine Fuqua speaking to Daily Star earlier this week said that Broccoli had told her that she felt that a black actor in the famous role "will happen eventually". Barbara Broccoli is the daughter Albert Cubby Broccoli who was one of the people who laid the foundation for the Bond movie franchise way back in the 1960s. Broccoli had been associated since the time Sean Connery slipped into Bond's shoes for the very first time.