Daniel Craig is reportedly reprising his role as 007 for James Bond 25. Recently, it was announced that the latest film in the franchise will officially hit theaters on November 8, 2019. And now although not quite official just yet, The New York Times claims that Craig’s return is “a done deal”.
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. Bond 25 will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The film’s cast, director and distributor will be announced at a later date.
The NY Times states Craig has signed on to return “according to two people briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid conflicts with Eon and MGM.”
This follows recent reports that he had been “persuaded” to return as Bond, as according to Page Six, the franchise’s producer Barbara Broccoli has “just about persuaded Daniel Craig to do one more Bond movie”.
With Craig all but officially confirmed for the film, now comes the speculation as to who will helm the project. It’s been reported that Christopher Nolan’s production company Syncopy is involved with the film, which has led to rumors that the Dunkirk filmmaker will take on directing duties.
Who would you like to see direct Bond 25?