Don’t worry Bond fans, Bond 25 is still on its way. The creative group behind the franchise has announced that Cary Joji Fukunaga has signed on to direct Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007.
A new director was needed after Danny Boyle recently left the director’s chair following creative differences regarding the movie’s villain. It was reported that Wonder Woman actor Said Taghmaoui had signed on to play the antagonist, although, after Boyle’s exit, it’s unclear if that is still the case.
Fukunaga has made a name for himself in recent years for directing and executive producing the first season of HBO’s True Detective. At one time, he was set to helm the reboot of Stephen King’s IT. That fell apart due to, of all things, creative differences. The talented director will now get his second shot at helming a blockbuster with Bond 25.
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Brocolli, who head the Bond creative team, released a statement following Fukunaga’s hiring:
“We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”
It was also announced that the release date for Bond 25 has been pushed back. It was set to hit theaters November 8, 2019, but with the directing switch and script changes likely to come, we will now see the 25th Bond in February of 2020.
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