Director Danny Boyle Swears Off Franchises After Dropping Out of James Bond 25

/Film | 6/18/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Director Danny Boyle famously departed James Bond 25 last year after creative differences with longtime franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. And it sounds like the experience of trying to make that situation work was enough for Danny Boyle to be weary of ever trying to take the helm of an established franchise ever again.

Speaking with Metro.co.uk while promoting his upcoming film Yesterday, Danny Boyle had this to say in the aftermath of leaving James Bond behind:

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“I learned my lesson that I am not cut out [for franchises] otherwise you’re digging in the same hole. I am better not quite in the mainstream franchise movies, is the honest answer.”

Boyle says the biggest reason for his departure was that he didn’t want to be forced to work with a new writer. Originally, Boyle’s regular co-writer John Hodge was brought in to work with the filmmaker on the project, but the producers wanted to bring in someone else to work with him instead. Boyle said as much when he addressed his departure this past March:

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“I learned quite a lot about myself with Bond. 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 […] What John [Hodge] and I were doing, I thought, was really good. It wasn’t...
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