Danny Boyle tipped to direct Bond 25

Variety says Danny Boyle is in the running to direct Bond 25.

Although no offer has been made to him, Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is reported to be high on the list of Eon and MGM to helm Bond 25.

The director previously directed Daniel Craig as 007 in a short sequence for the opening of the London Olympics in 2012 (above). According to Variety:

Boyle has long been in MGM and Eon’s sights to direct a Bond movie, going back to 2012’s “Skyfall” and 2015’s “Spectre.”

[…] Sources tell Variety that “White Boy Rick” director Yann Demange was considered a top choice for the job, but there’s been one last push to go after a more well-known name.

Boyle is said to be keen on tackling a Bond movie, although The Spy Command pointed out he previously said the budgets are too big for him to consider. The Spy Command later posted some thoughts about Bond 25 following the Variety story.

The Variety story comes just days after Christopher Nolan announced on BBC Radio that he was definitely not directing Bond 25.

Source: Variety

Updated to include quote from Variety, add video, acknowledge The Spy Command’s input and add comment regarding Christopher Nolan.


David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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