James Bond’s 25th film confirmed for 2019, but no words on lead actor yet

26 Jul

The 25th instalment of the 007 franchise is coming in two years, but it remains unknown whether Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the secret agent.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Eon Productions said on Monday that James Bond is coming back to the cinema in 2019. However, there has been no confirmation on the title, director and lead actor.

While screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade – who were behind The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre – are returning, there is still no news regarding Craig, who in 2015 said he’d “rather slash my wrists” than play the role again.

“I’m over it at the moment … All I want to do is move on,” said Craig in the interview with Time Out magazine. “If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”

MGM and Eon are also still looking for the film’s marketing and distribution company, with Warner Bros., Fox, Sony, and Universal expressing their interest.