Why Danny Boyle Left Bond 25

Earlier this week, the next installment of the James Bond franchise was set back when director Danny Boyle suddenly left the production after having “creative differences” with longtime 007 producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. At the time, those issues weren’t detailed specifically, and “creative differences” is usually a vague excuse that we never learn much more about. However, a new rumor might provide some insight as to why Danny Boyle left Bond 25. Read More »

In news that is somehow simultaneously shocking and not-at-all surprising, director Danny Boyle has departed Bond 25. The untitled 007 adventure, the 25th entry in the long-running espionage and action series, was set to go before cameras later this year. No replacement has been announced.

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(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films that inspired (or help us better understand) George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition:the James Bond films)

Ever since the 1962 release of Dr. No, James Bond has occupied a place in the hearts of cinema-goers. The films were brash and adventurous in a new way, offering a realism in their stunts and thrills that hadn’t been at the forefront of cinema to that point. Naturally, Steven Spielberg was a fan of franchise. In the 1970s, Spielberg revealed to George Lucas that he wasn’t just a fan, but that he wanted to direct a James Bond film. Spielberg had been turned down by the producers of the Bond films and was looking for something else. George Lucas told him to forget about James Bond, he had a better idea. Indiana Smith.

Obviously, this idea morphed into what became the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. And it’s why Sean Connery, the first actor to play James Bond in the official Eon Productions on the big screen, was tapped to play the father of Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade. The Indiana Jones films were inspirational in a number of ways to Star Wars, and taking a step back, you can see where the influence of James Bond comes into a galaxy far, far away as well.

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idris elba james bond

Breaking news: Idris Elba is the new James Bond! Unless he isn’t! A few days ago, a report surfaced indicating Elba was likely the next choice to play 007. Since then, however, the veracity of the report has been called into question. Elba, meanwhile, has decided to add some fuel to fire and take to Twitter to tease his possible involvement. Or, more likely, he’s just having a laugh.

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Bond Watch: Is Mark Strong in James Bond 25?

mark strong in james bond 25

Welcome to Bond Watch! This week brings us another rumor about the upcoming James Bond film. While no official details have emerged from the film apart from star Daniel Craig‘s return and Danny Boyle signing on as director, the latest report to hit the rumor mill adds another tantalizing puzzle piece to the 25th 007 adventure. And it’s all thanks to actor Mark Strong‘s personal trainer.

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James Bond origin

Have you ever wondered what James Bond was up to before he became the world’s greatest secret agent? Dynamite Entertainment and the Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. have teamed up for a new James Bond Origin comic series that will answer all of your burning questions about Bond’s days as a teenager during the turmoil of World War II. Read more about the comic and check out the full cover below. Read More »

Bond 25

It’s official: the 25th James Bond movie will begin filming this year under the direction of Academy Award winner Danny Boyle for a 2019 release date. Daniel Craig will return, with distribution handled domestically by MGM, with international distribution spearheaded by Universal Pictures.

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Avengers Infinity War Scene Breakdown

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, directors Anthony & Joe Russo break down a scene involving Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy in Avengers: Infinity War. Plus, explore a collection of props from the 1979 James Bond movie Moonraker, and Saturday Night Live cast member Beck Bennett puts together a warm welcome for this weekend’s host Donald Glover. Read More »

‘Bond 25’ Could Start Filming This Year

bond 25 filming

Danny Boyle has confirmed he is directing the next installment of the James Bond series. And with that, the Trainspotting 2 director has set the wheels in motion for Bond 25 — including a projected Bond 25 filming start date.

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Lewis Gilbert Dead

Lewis Gilbert, the British director of Alfie and multiple movies in the James Bond franchise, has passed away at the age of 97. Read about the Oscar-nominated director’s career, including his three Bond entries, below. Read More »