Bond 25 Gets an Official Release Date, Daniel Craig Likely to Return


There are plenty of things about the next James Bond movie that we still don’t know, but this week we can finally say one thing with a decent amount of certainty: the new movie will arrive in 2019. EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer announced yesterday that the 25th installment in the 007 franchise will hit theatres on Nov. 8th, 2019. The movie still does not have a U.S. studio attached as of yet after Sony’s four-movie deal expired with Spectre, but Sony and Warner Brothers are currently said to be competing for the rights. We do not yet know who will be directing, and probably more importantly, who will be playing James Bond, but we do have a pretty good idea who it might be. Hit the jump for more info.

According to The New York Times, Daniel Craig is expected to return for Bond 25 with inside sources saying it is “a done deal.” Last year we heard that Craig turned down $98 million to star in two more films and that he wanted out after a particularly gruelling experience on Spectre. There has been no shortage of rumoured replacements over the past couple of years including Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Damien Lewis, Tom Hardy and Aidan Turner.

No official announcement has been made, but it always seemed like Craig was simply talking up his possible departure as a negotiating tactic. Additional casting is also unknown, but fans will no doubt be wondering if Christoph Waltz might also be back. The script will be written by series veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who worked on all four of the Daniel Craig 007 movies and a couple of the Brosnan ones as well. Are you happy to hear that Daniel Craig will return for Bond 25?

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  • Jake

    Nolan doesn’t have anything on his plate right now that I know of, at least nothing announced. EON and MGM better lock this guy up. He’s too perfect. And he wants to do it!

  • Matthew Goddard

    “he wanted out after a particularly gruelling experience on Spectre.” Yeah Daniel, it was gruelling for us too to watch.

  • Newtman98

    I’d like to see Edgar Wright direct a movie like this where he’s not involved in the script at all.