Danny Boyle out as next James Bond movie director
Updated : August 22, 2018 10:01 AM IST
Production on the as yet untitled movie was due to start in London in December with a British release date of Oct. 25, 2019, and a US release two weeks later.
Boyle's exit follows speculation over who will take over from Craig after what is expected to be his last stint as the Martini-loving secret agent created by author Ian Fleming in 1953.
British actor Idris Elba stoked rumours earlier this month that he was set to be the first black actor to play Bond, posting a cryptic Twitter message along one of the character's best-known lines. "My name's Elba, Idris Elba," the actor tweeted.
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