It’s been a bit of guessing game concerning who will end up directing Daniel Craig in his final outing as 007 in Bond 25. The shortlist seemingly consisted of Denis Villeneuve, David Mackenzie, and Yann Demange.
Although, Denis seemed to rule himself out of the running citing commitments to his Dune reboot for Legendary Pictures and David is busy with the Chris Pine film The Outlaw King.
Variety reports that former Skyfall and Spectre contender Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later) is the newest name in the mix and could potentially take the job. Having the Oscar-winner finally say yes might be kismat for the studio after the hiccup of Spectre.
While it sounds like Yann is the frontrunner, we’re still hoping someone with a little more experience lands the gig. Boyle had originally been courted for Skyfall and Spectre but ultimately focused on other projects, but has been keen on eventually directing a Bond film.
Fans had been fuelling rumors of Christopher Nolan directing but he repeatedly disregarded the unsupported chatter, recently going on the record with the BBC that he won’t be doing Bond 25.
Omega Underground previously reported that Skyfall and Spectre production designer Dennis Gassner (Blade Runner 2049) would be returning back in December.
Daniel Craig will return as Bond on November 8th, 2019.