26 Jul – A release date has finally been confirmed for the 25th "James Bond" movie, which currently goes by the moniker "Bond 25".
The 25th instalment of the "James Bond" movie series is slated to open in North American cinemas on 8 November 2019, according to The New York Times.
Of course, at this point, fans are more interested in learning who will be playing the titular spy as Daniel Craig, who has played the character for a total of four times, had been quite vocal about not reprising the role again.
Rest assured, Craig is returning for one last hurrah, making "Bond 25" his fifth and, quite possibly, final Bond movie, since the actor only has one more movie left on his deal.
The information was revealed by two sources who remain anonymous in order to avoid conflict with Eon Productions, the London-based company behind the movies, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which holds rights to the Bond franchise.
Fans have been worried that Craig will not be returning to the franchise when last year he stated to a British magazine that he rather "slash [his] wrists" than do so. He later recanted his statement, saying that he was just tired during the interview and if he actually did quit, he would "miss it terribly".
Craig first took over the coveted role in 2006's "Casino Royale", later reprising it in 2008's "Quantum of Solace", 2012's "Skyfall" and 2015's "Spectre".
No word yet on who Craig might be working with in "Bond 25", as no further details regarding the cast and director have been announced.
It was previously speculated that Christopher Nolan ("Dunkirk") might be directing the movie. For now, it is only confirmed that "Bond 25" will be penned by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, writers of all four previous Craig-starring Bond movies.