AceShowbiz - When Danny Boyle dropped out of "Bond 25", MGM only announced that it was "due to creative differences." Rumors later swirled around about the exact reason why the director dropped out of the project, but none was ever confirmed. Now, new report reveals Boyle's alleged bold idea for the upcoming movie that caused a clash with the movie's producer Barbara Broccoli and lead actor Daniel Craig.
According to Daily Star (via Daily Mail), the Oscar-winning director wanted to kill off James Bond to pave the way for a new agent. "Boyle thought that killing 007 would be a brilliant way to pave to introduce a new Bond," a source tells the site.
But Broccoli and Craig were against it as the source adds, "When the dust settled there was push back from Barbara and Daniel. The feeling was that the audience should be left guessing as to the plight of their man."
Back in September 2018, reports said Boyle left "Bond 25" because he was upset about plans to kill off the superspy. "There were discussions about killing off Bond in dramatic fashion at the end," a source said, but it was unclear who came up with the idea. "It would also leave it open for a twist in the next instalment. There were (also) clashes over budget."
Boyle has since been replaced by "True Detective" director Cary Fukunaga, with Craig reprising his role as the 007 agent. Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris are also among the returning actors.
Rami Malek has been reported to play the main villain, while Lupita Nyong'o has shut down reports saying she would be the next Bond girl. "Game Night" star Billy Magnussen is also said to join the cast as a CIA operative that crosses paths with Bond.
Filming is slated to start in spring for an April 10, 2020 release in the United States. Scott Z. Burns writes the script.