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Bond 25 gets a new director and did Danny Boyle leave because he didn’t think Bond should die in the next movie?

September 20th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, Danny Boyle may be gone, but the James Bond 25 movie has a new inhabitant in the director’s chair.

While we were hopeful we’d see Shaun of the Dead’s Edgar Wright in the role, it has actually gone to Maniac and True Detective’s   Cary Fukunaga.

Along with the new director it seems that, understandably, the movie will have a delayed released date according to the tweet below from the official twitter feed: “Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today that #Bond25 will begin filming at Pinewood Studios on 4 March 2019 under the helm of director, Cary Joji Fukunaga with a worldwide release date of 14 February 2020.″

The movie was originally set for a November 8th, 2019 release.

Fukunaga is an interesting choice having given us season one of True Detective and also the Idris Elba-led Beast Of No Nations on Netflix.

Boyle left the movie over creative differences – the maddest of which comes from The Sun who reported Boyle couldn’t see eye-to-eye with producer Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig who wanted to kill James Bond: “There were discussions about killing off Bond in dramatic fashion at the end,” they report.

“It would also leave it open for a twist in the next instalment — either Bond hadn’t died or there could be a Doctor Who-esque regeneration with a new actor.”

However, as crazy as killing Bond sounds, it could certainly explain the idea that Bond has looked like several different people over his career… and given that there seems to be a big drive to cast a black actor in the role – Idris Elba the constant favourite, although he said he wouldn’t want the gig – then killing one Bond and giving the codename to another person would be a great way to do this… so maybe not as crazy a rumour as we thought.

As it is, Daniel Craig is set to reprise the role for the fifth – and final? – time in this outing.

Let us know what you all think. Will Bond die in the new movie?

Source: BBC

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….