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Bond Franchise Again On The Search For A Director After Surprise Announcement

Looks like the James Bond franchise is damn serious about what they want from the upcoming landmark film, due to which there was a surprise announcement about its next director.

Danny Boyle backed out as director

Yesterday, the James Bond franchise announced Boyle’s exit as the director on its Twitter handle, due to “creative differences” with producer Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and the main star, Daniel Craig. Boyle was the director behind the Oscar award-winning movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and highly acclaimed movies like ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘Steve Jobs’.

Next Bond movie will be Daniel Craig’s last

Craig’s agreement to play Bond for one last time has been a tough one. Before the release of the 24th film ‘Spectre’, he said “I’d rather slash my wrists than play James Bond again,” leaving fans and the franchise in shock. However, in his appearance in ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ last year, he confirmed that he’s returning to play Bond again. According to The Express, he’s getting a whopping $25 million, more than Hollywood giants like Robert Downey Jr and Dwayne Johnson.

No hope for Idris Elba to play the next Bond

No kiddin’ but it has been a decade since there have speculations of Idris Elba to be the next actor to play the iconic spy. However, when media outlet Good Morning Britain asked Idris Elba if he’s playing the role after Craig, he simply replied “no.” What’s more, fans feel actors like Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill or Luke Evans are best suited to play the role. It’s all up to the casting team to decide who plays next.

Pierce Brosnan unhappy with humour aspect

Brosnan, known for his flamboyant portrayal of James Bond in the ’90s, told the Rake Magazine(https://bit.ly/2BAAMEz) that the franchise has “lost the humour”, believing the series got more serious as its films adapted to dark genres. He also stated the success of the Jason Bourne series as reason for the influence.

Via BuzzFeed