The Name’s Still Bond, James Bond
♦ Over at The Sun, it has all but been confirmed that Daniel Craig will be back for another two James Bond adventures, tipped off by our friends over at MovieWeb…
Here’s what the report had to say:
“There was plenty of talk about who would be the next Bond but Barbara has managed to talk Daniel into two more films. He is loved by audiences around the world and has driven a real resurgence for the movies at the box office, so bosses knew they couldn’t lose him just yet. The script is nearly ready for the 25th film, provisionally titled Shatterhand and scheduled to be released in November 2019, so there is no time to waste on getting Daniel locked in. But the deal is almost done and the idea of returning to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service for the 26th movie is really exciting.”
At the moment, Eon Productions and MGM have only confirmed that James Bond 25 is going to hit cinemas on November 8, 2019, and that it is being written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. As it stands, the shortlist to direct the movie includes Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Yann Demange (’71). We should be getting some sort of official announcement in terms of cast, title and director at some point soon, but it looks like the Daniel Craig era of James Bond movies is far from over.