Hearing a movie have a release date without a script, star, director or distributor is as equivalent as someone saying dinner will be ready in five minutes without ever stepping foot in the kitchen. On Monday, it was announced that James Bond 25 would be coming out on November 8, 2019. That is fine and dandy but without anyone of clout attached to it, it’s like a released date announced by DC or Marvel without a property attached to it.
On Tuesday, The New York Times is reporting that Daniel Craig would be returning to the role. Eon Productions and MGM would be teaming up for the film as would writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Of course, the source of the story comes from “two people briefed on the matter” who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid conflicts with Eon and MGM.
It is interesting that Craig would do this again, given that during the press junket for Spectre, he claims he would “rather slit his wrists” than do another Bond movie. After that comment made it on the internet, he has since backed off those claims. However, you can probably take comfort in knowing that this will most likely be his final Bond movie.