Movies & TV

Former Bond Director Danny Boyle Thinks Robert Pattinson Should Be the Next 007

Make it happen, if only for the hilarious backlash.
IMAGE IMDB
Comments

Robert Pattinson pissed off a whole bunch of fanboys last month when he was named the next Batman, and now Danny Boyle, who was originally slated to write and direct Bond 25, would like him to enrage an entirely new fanbase. In an interview with The Guardian, Boyle dream cast Pattinson as the next James Bond.

After seeing Pattinson’s performance in 2018’s High Life, Boyle said he had a realization. "I was sitting there thinking: ‘Oh my God, they should get him to be the next Bond,'" he told The Guardian. When asked if the 33-year-old might be a little too fresh-faced to play 007, Boyle didn’t agree. "No, no," he said. "He must be in his 30s. How old was [Sean] Connery? He’s ready now."

The director was right—Connery was 32 when he made his Bond debut in 1962. But it seems unlikely that Pattinson will land the role anytime soon, as being Batman is probably a fairly big time suck. Still, the manbaby tears would be beautiful to behold.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The so-far-unnamed Bond 25, which is currently filming in Jamaica and will be Daniel Craig’s last outing as the MI6 agent, was set to be directed and written by Boyle with his Trainspotting collaborator John Hodge. But both men left the project last year due to "creative differences" with series producers. "I was with John and they didn’t really like what we were doing and so it’s far better to part company," Boyle told The Guardian. "What we were doing was good. But it was obviously not what they wanted."

Should Robert Pattinson be Bond?

Yes!

Absolutely not.

SUBMIT MY ANSWER

Boyle was replaced by True Detective director Cary Fukunaga, and the screenplay will be written by Scott Z. Burns and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Joining returning stars Craig, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris, Bohemian Rhapsody's Rami Malek is also slated to appear in the film as its villain.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Gabrielle Bruney
View Other Articles From Gabrielle
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
New series, one-offs and standout episodes from long-running favorites.
 
Share
The actor is in talks to star in the live-action Little Mermaid remake
 
Share
These are the details on how to avail of the 20% discount.
 
Share
It's the most insidious way possible to introduce your children to the evils of capitalism.
 
Share
 
Share
 
Share
This casting news might hint at the film's possible title of Shatterhand.
 
Share
 
Share
Twenty years ago, a low-budget film of handheld camerawork terrified early Internet audiences who thought it was real.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us