The production of Bond 25 was suddenly put to a halt when director Danny Boyle left over creative differences, but now MGM is announcing that they’ve found Boyle’s replacement, and that they’re pushing back the release date of the film.
This is the official announcement:
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. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Oyzt826sXd
— James Bond (@007) September 20, 2018
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli also had this to say about Fukunaga coming onboard:
“We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”
Fukunaga is probably known best for his work on HBO’s True Detective, but he’s also teamed up with Netflix to bring us a limited series called Manica starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. It’s also worth noting that Fukunaga was the one who wrote the script for the insanely successful IT reboot from last year.
With Bond 25, Daniel Craig is expected to bow out of the Bond role with someone else taking over the mantle. A lot of fan favorites that have been dream-cast are Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba, but a new name in the hat is Superman himself Henry Cavill who has proven his action chops with Mission Impossible: Fallout.
We don’t know what to expect with Bond 25, but hopefully Fukunaga and MGM will work a lot smoothly moving forward.
Bond 25 comes out Feb. 14, 2020.