And that’s all there is to know right now about the upcoming James Bond 25. At least anything official. Details about the new film are been few and far between, which is well and truly weird because no matter what you, or anyone, thought of Spectre, it still made some serious bank at the global box office to the tune of $880 million. By this time in the production run of Spectre we knew who was directing, who was writing, who might be appearing in the film, and we definitely knew for sure who was going to play Bond. For Bond 25, all we know right now is when it’s coming out…
…And that’s on November 8, 2019. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Eon Productions made the announcement yesterday, but offered no other details. There are a number of hurdles for Bond 25 to overcome before cameras role, the biggest, of course, is the question as to whether or not Daniel Craig will return (he seemed pretty emphatic), but in terms of the greater business concerns of the franchise, MGM and Eon are tendering offers from major studios to take on marketing and distribution responsibilities for the franchise. Warner Bros. Sony, and 20th Century Fox are all contenders, and though Sony’s released the last four Bonds, Warners is now rumoured to be lead contender.
The identity of the future distributor isn’t the only thing to be filed under rumour. Sam Mendes is definitely not returning as director, and though Christopher Nolan has said he’d be interested, he also said it’s not his moment. On top of that, it is suspected that Craig will be lured back to the role, but there’s no word yet if anyone else from the franchise will return like Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q, or even Christoph Waltz as
Franz Oberhauser Blofeld, who did indeed survive till the end of Spectre to haunt Bond another day. Will that day be Bond 25? Stay tuned to find out.
Once again, Bond 25 will be theatres everywhere November 8, 2019, but it will be released in the U.K. a week earlier. We’ll have more information on this project as it becomes available.