The 25th James Bond film will be released on November 8, 2019, producers have confirmed, amid reports that Daniel Craig will return to play Bond for the fifth time.
Scripted by long-standing Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the new movie will come to UK cinemas before making its US debut in November.
A statement issued said that Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will return as producers, but a director, distributor and full cast have yet to be announced.
James Bond will return to US cinemas on November 8, 2019 with a traditional earlier release in the UK and the rest of the world. pic.twitter.com/6HnaDnfruK
— James Bond (@007) July 24, 2017
While it has not yet been announced whether Daniel Craig will return to play for the James Bond franchise, even as the actor has not yet signed a contract, The New York Times reports his return to the role is a “done deal”.
“Mr. Craig’s return is a done deal,” the prominent media outlet said, quoting two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid conflicts with Eon Productions, the London-based company that oversees all things 007, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which holds rights to the franchise.
Craig, 49, has represented the suave special agent for the last four titles, including Casino Royale (2006), Quantum Of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
While bookmaker Coral still tips him as the favourite to reprise his role, it also named Dunkirk actor Tom Hardy as a close second, followed by Poldark star Aidan Turner.
Idris Elba and James Norton have also been previously suggested for the job, as well as Charlize Theron, Gillian Anderson and Emily Blunt among suggestions for a first ever female 007.