The Producers of the James Bond franchise have moved back the release date of the 25th installment of the series from February 14 to April 8, 2020. It is the third time when ‘Bond 25’ will have a delayed release date, reported Variety. The movie is delayed due to the departure of its director, Danny Boyle. The Academy Award-winning director left the Bond franchise due to ”creative difference”.
Danny Boyle is being replaced by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who directed the first season of ‘True Detective’ and ‘Beasts Of No Nation’, has become the first American director to helm the famous Bond franchise under MGM and Eon.
The reports which claimed the departure of Daniel Craig from the Bond franchise, after his infamous comment saying, he’d rather kill himself than play Bond again, Craig is back for one last round as the MI6 agent. The film also features actors like Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw reprising their roles from 2015’s ‘Spectre’, directed by Sam Mendes.
‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre’ were the highest-grossing films in the series, the former earned $1.1 billion dollars globally and later earned $880.7 million at the Worldwide box office.
After this news broke, Universal said it had shifted ‘Fast and Furious 9’ back from April 10, 2020, to May 22, 2020.