Daniel Craig Confirmed to Return for Next James Bond Movie

The still untitled James Bond 25 is set to arrive in November 2019, and Daniel Craig is back in the role!

Pour yourself a vodka martini, because there’s a new James Bond movie coming in 2019. While it still doesn’t have a title, MGM and Eon Productions have confirmed that Bond 25 will get a US release on November 8, 2019. Expect it to open earlier in the UK. Usually we complain about things like that, but James Bond is their guy, so that would be really petty of me.

The most important news of the moment is that Daniel Craig has confirmed that he’s coming back, and that Bond 25 will be his last one. “I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note and I can’t wait,” he said.

He deserves a better exit than Spectre.

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Bond 25 Director

With star Daniel Craig now set to field one more 007 franchise run in the untitled Bond 25 before riding off into the sunset in his Aston Martin DB5, rumblings about which director will procure the honor of helming this effort are starting to be felt, thanks to a report by Deadline. While the report acknowledges (but doesn’t confirm,) the prevalent rumor of Baby Driver director Edgar Wright being in the running, it instead points to a (Christopher Nolan-less) trio of prospective cinematic skippers: Denis Villeneuve, Yann Demange and David Mackenzie.

Denis Villeneuve is the most prominent name here. Villeneuve is white hot in the industry right now, coming off his Oscar-nominated directorial effort for 2016 sci-fi drama Arrival and his upcoming effort for the decades-in-the-making sci-fi revival film Blade Runner 2049. His other lauded recent offerings include the 2015 crime drama Sicario, the 2013 mystery thriller Enemy and the 2013 mystery thriller Prisoners.

Yann Demange, a director who’s mostly fielded work in television dramas such as Top Boy, Criminal Justice, Dead Set and Secret Diary of a Call Girl, made notable film industry impact with 2014’s ’71, in which Jack O’Connell plays as a disillusioned British soldier during the 1971 riot in Belfast. He’s also deep into a crime drama called White Boy Rick, which stars Matthew McConaughey, opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh.

David Mackenzie, a director with an eye for gritty cinema, impressed moviegoers with 2016’s Hell or High Water, an arid, Texas-set crime drama, which featured names like Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. He’s known for films such as the 2014 prison drama Starred Up, which starred Jack O’Connell, and the 2011 Ewan McGregor/Eva Green sci-fi romance offering Perfect Sense. Mackenzie will reunite with Pine and Foster for the 14th Century Scottish drama Outlaw King and fields the upcoming TV movie Damnation and the series Gemstone.

Bond 25 Cast

Eon and MGM promise that we’ll get casting and director info “at a later date.” 

When there’s anything else to report, we’ll let you know.

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Bond 25 Writers

There aren’t many confirmed details available yet, other than the fact that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are back on scripting duties. That’s the same writing team that gave us franchise highlights like Casino Royale and Skyfall, the serviceable Quantum of Solace, and the very bad Spectre.

Bond 25 Release Date

Fans who want to catch Bond 25 will want to set their calendars for its release date on November 8, 2019.

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