Earlier this week Daniel Craig and
James Bond producers, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, announced Danny Boyle will no longer be directing Bond 25 due to “creative differences.”
As a result, Bond 25 might not arrive in theaters as scheduled in Nov. 2019, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
Instead, it might not be until late 2020 for Bond 25 to appear on screen since recent Bond films traditionally haven’t had a summer release.
Boyle was reportedly at odds with Craig and the aforementioned producers after he requested the script be written by his frequent collaborator, John Hodge.
The two, who worked together on
Trainspotting and T2 Trainspotting, wanted to create a film that would center on a “modern-day Cold War,” a source told Telegraph.
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who penned recent Bond films, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and
Spectre, had a script written for Bond 25, but it was put to the side for Hodge’s script.
There was reportedly some tension over Boyle wanting to cast Polish actor Tomasz Kot as Bond’s villain, as well. It was reportedly described as a “left-field” option for the film.
“Craig has a big say in all the casting decisions. None of the Bond girls have been chosen without his say so,” the source said, noting that he chose Eva Green to be the Bond girl in Casino Royale.
Another source said his “insistence on bringing an entirely new team, including his established writing partner John Hodge, infuriated Bond producer Barbara Broccoli.”
If Bond gets pushed back, it’ll be bad news for fans but good news for Wonder Woman 1984, which is slated to arrive in theaters on Nov. 1.