Danny Boyle will no longer be directing Bond 25.
The veteran director will no longer be at the help of the latest James Bond after allegedly hitting a wall of creative differences on the project.
His stepping down was announced in Twitter on the official James Bond account.
The tweet said: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25.
Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25. pic.twitter.com/0Thl116eAd
— James Bond (@007) August 21, 2018
Danny Boyle has directed four films so far, including the latest in the franchise, Spectre.
He has previously made remarks about being ready to leave the project, but signed on to complete this one last film. He then went on to rewrite the script given to him by the studio.
Hed previously said: Weve got an idea. John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.
But now due to creative differences, hes walked away from the project.
It comes as speculation mounts as to whether Idris Elba will be the actor to carry on the mantle after Daniel Craig completes his final run as Bond.
The 45-year-old has been heavily hinting he could be taking on the project, having tweeted a cryptic the name is Elba. Idris Elba, which had fans speculating over his involvement, and later fueling rumours by opening his DJ set with the Bond theme.