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James Bond film not directed by Danny Boyle

The English director Danny Boyle is not directing the new James Bond film.

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Boyle, Danny Boyle, not the leadership of the new James Bond film.

An official James Bond Twitter account made the announcement on Twitter Thursday, saying the English filmmaker opts for an opt-out “due to creative differences.”

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today that due to creative differences, Danny Boyle has decided to no longer be a direct Band 25. pic.twitter.com/0Thl116eAd

James Bond (@007), August 21, 2018

The upcoming spy flick, which is currently the name “Bond 25,” would kick off the production in December, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 25, 2019, and Nov. 8, 2019 release dates lined up for the UK and the US, respectively.

Boyle previously directed star Daniel Craig as Bond in a 007-themed segment for the opening of the 2012 Olympic games in London.

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Actor Daniel Craig as James Bond in “Spectre.”

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Craig is set to reprise his role in the new film after playing the MI6 agent in the 2006 film “Casino Royale,” as well as the 2008 follow-up Quantum of Solace and the 2012 movie “Skyfall” and 2015 release “Ghost.”

Martin Campbell directed “Casino Royale” with Marc Forster helming “Quantum of Solace.” Sam Mendes was the boss of the other two.

Confirmation of Craig’s fifth Bond film followed speculation the 50-year-old actor was on hand in his licence to kill.

He said that in 2015 he would rather “slash [his] wrists” than to return to the role — but later backtracked on those comments, which he made immediately after completion of the film “Ghost.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Confirmation of Craig’s fifth Bond film followed speculation that the 50-year-old actor was on hand in his licence to kill. He said that in 2015 that he would rather “slash my wrists” than to return to the role — but later backtracked on those comments, made just after he finished filming his fourth Bond film, “Spectre.”

Boyle has led Craig as Bond once before, in a 007-themed segment for the opening of the 2012 Olympic games in London.

Confirmation of Craig’s fifth Bond film followed speculation that the 50-year-old actor was on hand in his licence to kill. He said that in 2015 that he would rather “slash my wrists” than to return to the role — but later backtracked on those comments, made just after he finished filming his fourth Bond film, “Spectre.”

Boyle has led Craig as Bond once before, in a 007-themed segment for the opening of the 2012 Olympic games in London.

Confirmation of Craig’s fifth Bond film followed speculation that the 50-year-old actor was on hand in his licence to kill. He said that in 2015 that he would rather “slash my wrists” than to return to the role — but later backtracked on those comments, made just after he finished filming his fourth Bond film, “Spectre.”

Boyle has led Craig as Bond once before, in a 007-themed segment for the opening of the 2012 Olympic games in London.

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