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Off the Boyle

Danny Boyle is no longer in the di­rec­tor’s seat for Bond 25, ow­ing to those pesky cre­ative dif­fer­ences. Un­of­fi­cial in­tel cites a dis­agree­ment be­tween Boyle and Craig over the cast­ing of Cold War’s Tomasz Kot as the film’s vil­lain.

eleven meets nine

The eleventh Doc­tor, Matt Smith, and J.J. Abrams’ old Lost buddy Do­minic Mon­aghan have joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX. Fur­ther de­tails are more elu­sive than a hair­less wook­iee, but there’s no ques­tion Smith would look the part in a First Or­der uniform…

Re­duce the Vol­ume

Seems any hope of James Gunn re­turn­ing to the di­rec­tor’s chair for Guardians 3 have been quashed af­ter Dis­ney chair­man Alan Horn re­fused to re­in­state Gunn fol­low­ing a face-to-face meet­ing. Par­tic­u­larly an­noyed is Drax ac­tor Dave Bautista, who has threat­ened to walk if Gunn’s script isn’t used.

Thun­der Bud­dies

Chris Hemsworth is re­u­nit­ing with In­fin­ity War di­rec­tors Joe and An­thony Russo for Net­flix kid­nap thriller Dhaka. The pair will pro­duce, with Joe writ­ing the script for stunt­man turned first-time di­rec­tor Sam Har­grave.

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