The 25th film in the franchise opens Nov. 8, 2019.
007 is back for 2019.
The next installment in the James Bond franchise has set a release date of Nov. 8, 2019. This will be the 25th installment in the long-running franchise.
Daniel Craig has not being announced as being back as Bond, and EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer said casting will be announced at a later date. A director has also not been revealed (Sam Mendes directed the previous two installments).
They should cast unknown or less popular actor to be Bond, I hope they're more concentrating in the Making process rather than searching the type of Bond people like. Any actors would be great if The film itself turns out to be good.
The Bond 25 news just keeps on coming. On the heels of the movie’s release date announcement (November 8, 2019) and news that Daniel Craig is a “done deal” to return as 007, Deadline now reports the three frontrunners to direct the next film are Yann Demange, Denis Villenueve, and David Mackenzie. Although there is online speculation that Christopher Nolan could step in, it appears the three names as reported by Deadline are most likely at this point. Variety even calls Demange the lead frontrunner.
Post by The_Cake_of_Roth on Aug 17, 2017 21:13:21 GMT
Rumors about what would have happened if Craig hadn't come back:
Following news last month that James Bond 25 will be released in November 2019, rumours and leaks galore have been sprouting up everywhere.
Last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Craig finally revealed he will return as 007, but now there’s a new claim he only came back after hearing Hardy was signed up to replace him.
Phil Nobile Jr, Editor-At-Large of Birth.Movies.Death., revealed an apparent source to this week’s edition of James Bonding podcast.
Phil said: “There’s a Bond collector’s area on the web where people chit chat. There was a guy on there who always seems to have an inside track of stuff. He has said some things that have panned out [and] is saying that Craig is definitely returning and he thinks he’s doing two back-to-back.” Phil continued: “He says there will be less action and more character-driven plots.”
Then came what the Editor says was “just flat out gross gossip”. The kind that should be taken with a pinch of salt but is intriguing speculation nonetheless.
The Bond expert continued: “He said, 'Another bloke was signed up if Craig didn’t take the option offered. His initials are TH, but not the one I thought.'
“Now this guy was very vocally saying that Hiddleston had an offer, once upon a time.
“So [here] he’s saying a different TH. And he said that he signed up to do it if DC [Daniel Craig] didn’t take them up on their offer.” Phil added: “It was enough for Craig to decide as he was apparently the last person he wanted to take the role after himself. We have to assume it’s Tom Hardy.
This rumour follows one from early August that claimed Craig U-turned quitting Bond after Sam Mendes, who helmed Skyfall and Spectre, left as director.
The Bond expect continued: “I asked some of my blogger pals in Los Angeles and they said that lots and lots of actors hate Tom Hardy.
“I don’t know [why]. I suspect some kind of on-set shenanigans. He’s a big personality. They worked together in Layer Cake. I don’t know anything about their history beyond that.”
When asked by James Bonding’s host if Christopher Nolan would have worked with a signed up Hardy, the rumour gets even more interesting. Phil said: “This guy also weighed on that saying that Nolan wanted to do three films.”
Just last month during the press for Dunkirk, Nolan admitted he’d had talks with Bond producers to do a “reinvention” of the franchise.
Interestingly he also backed Hardy to be the next Bond after Craig saying: “He’d be amazing. He really would.”
James Bond 25 will be released in UK cinemas in early November 2019.
I listened to the James Bonding podcast episode that's referenced in the article. I know it's just gossip, but the stuff about Tom Hardy is still pretty juicy. I used to listen to that podcast more often when they put out episodes more frequently... I love those guys. They also seem to really care about where they get their info from, so while I'd still take it with a grain of salt, I'd rather hear this kind of stuff from them or their guests' mouths than read it from some clickbait news source. Craig doing two more films back-to-back definitely seems like bunk though, especially since Craig said on Colbert that he thinks "this is it" and wants to try and go out on a high note.
If the rumor about Nolan wanting to do a trilogy with Hardy was true (and that's a big if), and Nolan ends up taking over in 2022 (Bond's 60th "Diamond" anniversary) after Craig is done, I wonder if Hardy will still be up for consideration because at that point he'll be in his mid 40s.
He'll be 40 next month, which is a little older than when Craig started his run. I feel like if Nolan ends up wanting to do a trilogy with Hardy in 5 years, it will most likely have to be done back-to-back-to-back. Assuming there would be a 2-year gap between each (which has been normal for Nolan until Dunkirk), Hardy will be around Craig's current age by the time the third film is done, which would make sense. I could also see Nolan being interested in telling a story of an older Bond.
I suppose it depends on the deal Nolan would make with the Bond producers, but I'm also not sure how they would feel about him doing other projects in between Bonds, which would create bigger gaps between films. And in that case, they would probably need to cast someone besides Hardy...