James Bond will return, because James Bond always returns. This time, though, he’s going to be a little late, according to sources quoted by The Hollywood Reporter.
With director Danny Boyle out of the picture – in both senses – the untitled film is going to miss the November 8, 2019 date that had been set for it, according to those sources, and it may not hit theaters until late 2020.
At this point, it sounds like the parties still involved don’t even have a script. The original tweet from the official 007 account simply stated “creative differences,” but the Reporter is stating that those differences stemmed from a script written by John Hodge, who has collaborated with Boyle on at least 3 previous projects. If Boyle was pushing for the script and the producers weren’t having it, then this movie might be basically back in pre-production.
As of the time of this writing, neither the Bond team nor the movie’s distributors have confirmed that the movie is going to be delayed, but there’s a lot stacked up here against it. But now I can’t help but wonder: what kind of Bond movie would the guy who wrote Trainspotting end up writing?
Bond will get here, but 2020 seems like a better guess than 2019. This will likely be Daniel Craig’s last picture as the secret agent.