Danny Boyle confirmed as ‘Bond 25’ director

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Danny Boyle has been confirmed as the director of James Bond’s 25th big screen outing.

Long time Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement: “We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th installment of the franchise.

“We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and thrilled that Universal will be our international distributor.”

Although it is the first time that Boyle has been confirmed, he previously revealed that he was working on a treatment for a potential Bond film earlier this year.

“We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment,” Boyle told Metro US.

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Daniel Craig’s return was announced last year

“It all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.”

Daniel Craig will also return for the film, making him the longest serving Bond in the long list of screen icons who have portrayed the role.

His involvement was officially confirmed last year, after a period of uncertainty about his future with Bond.

It was also recently rumoured that Dua Lipa will be the next singer to take on the legendary task of recording a Bond theme, with the singer remaining tellingly coy when quizzed on the subject.