Today, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, and Daniel Craig announced that True Detective director Cary Joji Fukunaga will helm the 25th James Bond film. Now, fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the latest filmmaker chosen to direct the next 007 adventure.
The search for a new director to helm the 25th James Bond film began after Danny Boyle left the project over creative differences, which reportedly involved disputes over the film’s villain. Now, Cary Joji Fukunaga has become the first American filmmaker to direct a James Bond film and fans seem to be thrilled with the decision to bring him on board for the project.
Known for directing the first season of HBO’s True Detective and the acclaimed film Beasts of No Nation, fans appear to be confident that Cary Joji Fukunaga will bring a fresh vision to the franchise and are eager to see his take on the character. In fact, a number of fans believe that Cary Joji Fukunaga is a better choice to direct the next James Bond film than Danny Boyle while others stated that they wish the filmmaker could have directed the first installment with Daniel Craig’s successor.
You can check out some of the reactions on Twitter below!
I am ECSTATIC that Cary Fukunaga gets to direct the next Bond movie. Good for him! ???? pic.twitter.com/heCHw4N1mq
— ReBecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) September 20, 2018
— Carlos Rivera (@hardrocknguy) September 20, 2018
Cary Fukunaga directing the new #JamesBond fim is great news.
True Detective S01, Sin Nombre and Beasts of No Nation are great, but I kinda wish he was helming the franchise for the new Bond after Craig. pic.twitter.com/HH5Qof7WgS
— Hector Navarro back to Texas ✈️? (@HectorNavarro_) September 20, 2018
James Bond for Valentine's Day 2020 with Cary Fukunaga directing? I'm already in. https://t.co/hH49WP3wnb
— Jason (@crimsong19) September 20, 2018
— Michael McGinley (@mikemcginley25) September 20, 2018
Wow, an American directing a James Bond. I'm much more interested in seeing what Fukunaga does with it than Boyle.
— Rodney Ramsey (@RodneyRamsey) September 20, 2018
— Eli (@bigge3021) September 20, 2018
Hopefully Cary Fukunaga can breathe new life into James Bond after Spectre was such a disappointment.
— Daan Koopen (@DeehKaah_) September 20, 2018
Fully behind Fukunaga to make the next James Bond.
— Syndicate (@DaRealGunner) September 20, 2018
People complaining about Cary Fukunaga directing the new James Bond film obviously haven't watch True Detective Season 1
— NDL Equil (@Equil0) September 20, 2018
That’s the same Cary Fukunaga of True Detective, Beasts Of No Nation and nearly-directing IT fame.
I’ll be watching his new Netflix show (starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill) with even more interest.
Very, very interesting. https://t.co/kdk7C0wUkS
— Ali Plumb (@AliPlumb) September 20, 2018
Do you think Cary Joji Fukunaga is a good choice to helm the next 007 film? What are you hoping to see in the latest 007 adventure? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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 Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre.
James Bond 25 is scheduled to be released in theaters on February 14, 2020.