Director Danny Boyle has backed Robert Pattinson as the next James Bond.
Daniel Craig will take on the role of 007 for one more outing, but Danny, who quit the upcoming Bond 25 over ‘creative differences’ has suggested that the British actor, who will next be taking on the role of Batman, would be perfect to take over.
He revealed that he saw the Twilight actor in Claire Denis’s science fiction drama film High Life ‘and it was so bizarre, because I was sitting there thinking, “oh my God, they should get him to be the next Bond”‘.
Danny went on to suggest that at 33, Robert was ‘ready now’ to play the spy, who we have seen on screens for nearly seven decades.
‘He must be in his 30s. How old was Connery? He’s ready now,’ Danny said, speaking to the Guardian.
The director, who burst on to the scene after directing 1996 black comedy Trainspotting before winning a best director Oscar for 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire, walked out of the upcoming untitled Bond film in August last year.
He was working on a screenplay by John Hodge, who also worked on Trainspotting.
However, a joint statement from star Craig and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said Boyle was no longer directing.
Danny recently told Metro.co.uk that he feels he has learned his lesson and that he is ‘not cut out’ to work on franchise films.
‘I learned my lesson that I am not cut out [for franchises] otherwise you’re digging in the same hole,’ he told Metro.co.uk ahead of the release of his new film, Yesterday.
‘I am better not quite in the mainstream franchise movies, is the honest answer.’
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