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The Batman Star Robert Pattinson Was Danny Boyle’s Choice For James Bond In Axed 007 Movie

When evolving into their roles, actors often don a variety of hats. But, instead of swapping hats, what if they switched from a latex suit to a dress suit that can survive hours of crime-fighting alongside gorgeous women? Robert Pattinson, who played Batman, has been mentioned as a possible choice to play another suit-wearing playboy who drives luxury cars.

Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson

Yes, you heard that right. Danny Boyle, who left the James Bond films owing to creative differences behind the scenes, is still pondering the future of the character. When it comes to his ideal casting for the martini-sipping spy, Boyle wishes Pattinson would choose a Brioni suit instead of a Batsuit.

“Robert Pattinson would be a great Bond”

In a recent interview with Esquire magazine, British filmmaker Danny Boyle addressed the narrative and location of the James Bond film he was supposed to create in 2018 before leaving the franchise, as well as the actor he believes is most suited to take over the 007 role. Boyle spoke of his first unease with the mechanics of franchise filmmaking when he was offered the title of Bond director in 2018. He left the project owing to creative disputes with veteran producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

“I remember thinking, ‘Should I really get involved in franchises?’ Because they don’t really want something different,” Boyle told Esquire. “They want you to freshen it up a bit, but not really challenge it, and we wanted to do something different with it.” 

Danny Boyle says Robert Pattinson would be a great Bond
Danny Boyle

Following Boyle’s departure, “True Detective” director Cary Joji Fukunaga was appointed to helm the 25th Bond film, titled “No Time To Die.”  When asked if he would consider returning to the Bond series, Boyle answered, “I don’t think so,” before sharing his thoughts on who he thinks would be the ideal choice to replace Daniel Craig as 007 in the future. Paapa Essiedu, a breakout star from Michaela Coel’s successful show “I May Destroy You,” and “The Batman” actor Robert Pattinson, who he claimed “would be a great Bond,” says the veteran director.

Daniel Craig in No Time to Die
Daniel Craig in No Time to Die

Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, the franchise’s veteran producers, have been mum about who is on the lineup to play Bond next. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Broccoli stated that James Bond will continue to be played by a guy. “I think it will be a man because I don’t think a woman should play James Bond. I believe in making characters for women and not just having women play men’s roles.”

Source  – Esquire

Written by Varshit Sharma

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