Danny Boyle reveals the real reason he quit as director of Bond 25

Danny Boyle has confirmed he has quit as the director of the new James Bond film after clashing with producers over the script. 

The 62-year-old reportedly wanted to kill off the iconic secret agent in a ‘spectacular finale’ for Bond 25.  

But Danny divulged bosses weren’t happy with the screenplay he had been working on with John Hodge and expressed his sadness because it ‘could have been really good’.  

Quit: Danny Boyle has confirmed he has quit as the director of the new James Bond film after clashing with producers over the script

Quit: Danny Boyle has confirmed he has quit as the director of the new James Bond film after clashing with producers over the script

Quit: Danny Boyle has confirmed he has quit as the director of the new James Bond film after clashing with producers over the script

Confirming his departure, he wrote in Empire magazine: ‘I work in partnership with writers and I am not prepared to break it up.

‘We were working very, very well, but they didn’t want to go down that route with us so we decided to part company.

‘What John Hodge and I were doing, I thought, was really good. It wasn’t finished, but it could have been really good you have to believe in your process and part of that is the partnership I have with a writer.’

Die another day: The 62-year-old reportedly wanted to kill off the iconic secret agent in a 'spectacular finale'

Die another day: The 62-year-old reportedly wanted to kill off the iconic secret agent in a 'spectacular finale'

Die another day: The 62-year-old reportedly wanted to kill off the iconic secret agent in a ‘spectacular finale’

He added: ‘It’s a great shame.’ 

While Danny didn’t explicitly say his reasons behind the dispute- out of respect for new director Cary Fukunaga- sources say he quit because he wasn’t allowed to kill Bond off. 

The filmmaker is said to have wanted 007 to die in the arms of returning Bond girl Lea Seydoux in the 25th Bond film, which is thought to have the working title of Shatterhand.

A source previously told the Daily Star: ‘Boyle thought that killing 007 would be a brilliant way to pave to introduce a new Bond.’

Calling it a day: Danny divulged bosses weren't happy with the screenplay he had been working on with John Hodge  (Daniel Craig pictured as Bond in 2015)

Calling it a day: Danny divulged bosses weren't happy with the screenplay he had been working on with John Hodge  (Daniel Craig pictured as Bond in 2015)

Calling it a day: Danny divulged bosses weren’t happy with the screenplay he had been working on with John Hodge  (Daniel Craig pictured as Bond in 2015)

However, they allege that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli ad actor Daniel Craig were not impressed with the idea. 

They said: ‘When the dust settled there was push back from Barbara and Daniel.

‘The feeling was that the audience should be left guessing as to the plight of their man.’

Stepping up to the role: True Detective's Cary Fukunaga will direct the film, due for release in 2020

Stepping up to the role: True Detective's Cary Fukunaga will direct the film, due for release in 2020

Stepping up to the role: True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga will direct the film, due for release in 2020

True Detective’s Cary will direct the film, due for release in 2020.

Also slated to star in the upcoming blockbuster are Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ralph Feinnes as M.

Fresh from his Oscar win for Best Leading Actor for Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek is said to be in talks with bosses about playing a villain in the film.

According to the Mail on Sunday, Daniel, 51, plans to flaunt his greying hair in his final outing as the spy legend. 

A source said: 'The feeling was that the audience should be left guessing as to the plight of their man' (pictured in 2015)

A source said: 'The feeling was that the audience should be left guessing as to the plight of their man' (pictured in 2015)

A source said: ‘The feeling was that the audience should be left guessing as to the plight of their man’ (pictured in 2015)

The actor begins filming his fifth Bond blockbuster this month and will shun dye to show off his salt-and-pepper patches so he appears ‘world-weary and mature’, according to the newspaper.

Daniel, whose four Bond movies have raked in a total of £3 billion at the box office, famously bleached his hair for desert scenes in Quantum Of Solace, but had darker locks in movie promotional shots.

In Spectre, his last 007 movie in 2015, he showed off a variety of shades. 

The actor had his first outing as 007 in Casino Royale in 2006 and has previously spoken of his desire to leave the franchise behind. 

Natural: Daniel begins filming his fifth Bond blockbuster this month and will shun dye to show off his salt-and-pepper patches so he appears 'world-weary and mature' (pictured in 2015)

Natural: Daniel begins filming his fifth Bond blockbuster this month and will shun dye to show off his salt-and-pepper patches so he appears 'world-weary and mature' (pictured in 2015)

Natural: Daniel begins filming his fifth Bond blockbuster this month and will shun dye to show off his salt-and-pepper patches so he appears ‘world-weary and mature’ (pictured in 2015)

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