Ian Fleming’s superspy returns for his 25th adventure and Daniel Craig’s swansong
007 reporting for duty.
The Producers and Director of the brand new James Bond film have been in Jamaica this lunchtime to announce the cast of the upcoming 25th instalment. Making the reveal from Ian Fleming’s home, Goldeneye, the filmmakers have finally unveiled that as expected and much speculated on, Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek has been confirmed as the films main villain.
Daniel Craig returns again as the suave superspy for one final time alongside returning regulars Ralph Fiennes, Naomi Harris, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright and Rory Kinnear. Also, returning from the last film, Spectre, is Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann.
Joining Malek in the new cast are Lashana Lynch, Ana De Armas, Dali Benssalah and Billy Magnussen.
The writers for the new film are Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Locations include Jamaica, Italy, Norway and Bond’s traditional English home of Pinewood studios.
Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson again produce and Cary Fukunaga will direct his first 007 film.
The filmmakers have confirmed that Bond will not be on active duty at the start of the film and the movie will open in Jamaica where Bond has made his home, Presumably with Madeleine Swann. And that doesn’t bode too well for Ms Swann’s welfare beyond the opening credits!
Strangely though, there was no title reveal. We are kept in suspense as to what the title could be. It may be a spoiler if they reveal the title now so let the speculation commence. Also, no word on who will score the film. Is it too much to ask that if he’s available, to bring back to the fold David Arnold or to go outside the comfort zone and maybe plum for Michael Giacchino? Also, no word on whether Christoph Waltz will be making an appearance as Blofeld. Again, perhaps the producers are keeping his role a secret so they can surprise their audience.
Bond 25 or whatever it’s title turns out to be opens in April 2020.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!