Danny Boyle laughs off James Bond drama and says bosses ‘thought he was difficult for being creative’ before he quit show


DANNY Boyle laughed off the drama surrounding his James Bond exit as he appeared on This Morning today.

The director – who pulled out of directing Bond 25 last year – joked that he thought he was being creative but the bosses didn’t agree.

Danny Boyle laughed off the drama surrounding Bond

Phillip Schofield asked him: “We can’t persuade you to go back to Bond.”

Chuckling, Danny replied:  “We had what we called creative differences.

“There is a joke about it that isn’t there – we thought we were being creative and they thought different.”

Danny previously revealed that bosses weren’t impressed with the screenplay he had been working on with his regular collaborator John Hodge but he refused to work with another writer.

He did not comment on the exact nature of the disagreement because he felt it was “unfair” on director Cary Fukunaga, who has replaced him.

He joked on This Morning about why he had quit the film

The Sun previously revealed that Danny left the franchise in a row over killing off the spy – an idea he considered “ridiculous”.

Daniel Craig, who is said to be filming his final 007 movie, and producer Barbara Broccoli are believed to have wanted to Bond to die in a “spectacular finale”, according to sources.

An insider said: “There were discussions about killing off Bond in dramatic fashion at the end.

“It would be a final hurrah for Daniel, and leave fans hanging.

Filming has been delayed on the new Bond film
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“It would also leave it open for a twist in the next instalment — either Bond hadn’t died or there could be a Doctor Who-esque regeneration with a new actor.”

The film has been plagued by difficulties – including shooting had to be cancelled last month after Daniel injured his ankle and three explosions ripped through the set at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire when a stunt went wrong.


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