Simon Brew

Jul 24, 2017

The still untitled James Bond 25 will arrive in November of 2019. There's no casting news yet, though…

At least a few missing pieces of the 007 jigsaw have just been put into place. Eon Productions have confirmed that we’re now getting a four year gap between James Bond adventures, with the announcement that Bond 25 will get a release in the US on November 8th 2019 – four years after the release of Spectre. The same announcement confirms that the next Bond film will arrive a little earlier in the UK, although an exact date hasn’t been confirmed.

What has been confirmed is that long time Bond screenwriters Robert Wade and Neal Purvis – who have been involved with 007 since the Pierce Brosnan era – are back to write the next adventure.

What’s telling is what’s missing from the official announcement. There’s a curious absence of Daniel Craig’s name for a start, which should fan a few flames. There’s no named director either. Instead, there’s the ambiguous statement that additional details, including “the film’s cast and director, will be announced at a later date”.

Also set to be announced is the distributor of the next James Bond film. Sony has handled every movie in the series since Casino Royale, although its deal expired following 2015’s Spectre. Eon has been in negotiations with pretty much every studio other than Disney about the rights to Bond 25.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more. Here’s the link to the official announcement.