‘Bond 25’ Script Getting A Rewrite From ‘Bourne Ultimatum’ Scribe

Daniel Craig James BondThe script for the currently untitled James Bond film (Bond 25), and last film in the Daniel Craig-era is receiving a rewrite from The Bourne Ultimatum scribe, Scott Z. Burns.

According to The Playlist, we have new details on the current state of the untitled James Bond 25 film and by the sounds of it, it’s been a rocky road for this film thus far. Burns has now been brought on t rewrite the script that clearly no one has been happy with. Burns is quickly emerging in Hollywood as one of the top people to call when scripts go sideways. He’s been called on in the past to help with emergency script-fixes for films such as Ocean’s Twelve, The Bourne Supremacy, and even Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; although for these projects, his script work remains uncredited. In the case of Bond 25, it looks as though it will be a fairly hefty rewrite and ultimately may land Burns with a first formal screenplay credit on a James Bond film.

Bond 25 has been having a rough patch recently with the release date being pushed back from its February 14, 2020 debut to now being scheduled for April 8, 2020. With the previous James Bond-helmer Danny Boyle exiting after clashing with star Daniel Craig and now clearly no one being happy with the current draft of the script, the film’s release date being pushed back a few months makes sense. This is confirmed to be Daniel Craig’s last outing as Bond and it’s clear that they are wanting to end his tenure as Bond the right way.

Previously it was thought that Danny Boyle’s version would have featured James Bond’s ultimate demise at the end of the film. With Danny Boyle now replaced by director Cary Fukunaga and Burns aboard to rewrite the script, it looks as if the untitled Bond 25 film may be finally getting its feet under it. Bond 25 was lucky to snag Burns to rewrite the script as they’ve actually been trying to hire him for months. The studio has been aware that an overhaul of the script has been needed and has been courting Burns but he was previously tied up with his Sundance film, The Report. Now that Burns’ duties on the project are complete, he was snatched to take the rewrite reigns on the latest James Bond film.

Production on the 25th James Bond film is set to begin on March 4, 2019, at Pinewood Studios. Details on the project are currently unknown, though it is set to be Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 after having played the character in Casino RoyaleQuantum of SolaceSkyfall, and Spectre.

James Bond 25 is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 8, 2020.

Source: The Playlist

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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    Can’t wait for “Goldsphincter”, #26, to be filmed by Stephanie Clifford and to star Donald Trump.