Up until earlier this week, Bond fans were blissfully unaware of the turmoil going on behind the scenes of 'Bond 25' and were expecting to see a new installment - directed by Danny Boyle - of film's most famous spy in October 2019.

However, now that Boyle is out of the picture, reports suggest that the release of the film may not happen until late 2020.

The Hollywood Reporter suggests that sources have confirmed that the October 2019 date is out the window, and given that no Bond film has ever opened in summer, it may then be delayed until late 2020.

As we reported yesterday, another stumbling block may be the script; Boyle had brought in John Hodge to write the screenplay, but now it's been suggested that Hodge has also quit and that writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade may be drafted back in to do the job, which would add a further delay.

Filming was set to start in December, but it could take months to pull a new script together.

Either way, looks like we'll be waiting a while. And to think, all we were concerned about last week was who'd take Daniel Craig's mantle when he leaves...