11 things you should know about the 25th James Bond film
More details about next year's 25th installment in the James Bond 007 franchise were revealed on April 25, 2019, with one glaring omission: the movie's title.
During an event at James Bond author Ian Fleming's GoldenEye villa in Jamaica, the cast and filming locations for "Bond 25" were confirmed. The movie will take audiences to London, Italy, and more. Daniel Craig's Bond will be joined by returning faces such as Naomie Harris' Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw's Q, and a recent Oscar winner was revealed to be the movie's villain.
"Bond 25" has had a rough journey to this point, though. The movie was pushed back from its original release date this November to next spring after director Danny Boyle exited the project over creative differences. Now, "Killing Eve" creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has joined to polish the script.
It's unknown when the movie's title will be revealed, but for now, here is everything we know about "Bond 25."
1. Bond 25 comes to theaters April 8, 2020.
It was originally scheduled for this November.
2. It's directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.
Fukunaga is known for directing the first season of HBO's "True Detective," the Netflix original movie "Beasts of No Nation," and the Netflix limited series "Maniac."
He replaced "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle, who was originally attached to direct Bond 25, but exited last year over creative differences.
3. The movie is written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns, and "Killing Eve" creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
It was confirmed Thursday that Waller-Bridge had joined.
4. Daniel Craig will return for his fifth, and final, movie as Bond.
Craig will return as Bond despite saying in 2015 that he'd rather "break glass and slit" his wrists than play Bond again.
Variety reported last year that he'd be paid $25 million for Bond 25.
5. Producer Barbara Broccoli said that Bond isn't on active duty at the start of the movie, and is hanging out in Jamaica.
(20th Century Fox)
6. Ralph Fiennes is returning as M.
Fiennes in "Specre."
He took over the title from Judi Dench for 2015's "Spectre."
7. Returning Bond women include Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann.
Harris in "Spectre."
8. Other returning cast members include Ben Whishaw as Q, Jeffrey Wright as CIA agent Felix Leiter, and Rory Kinnear as Bond ally, Tanner.
Whishaw in "Skyfall."
9. Oscar-winning "Bohemian Rhapsody" actor Rami Malek has joined the cast, likely as the villain.RAMI MALEK
"I promise you all I will be making sure Mr. Bond does not have an easy ride of it in this, his 25th outing," Malek said in a video message on Twitter on Thursday.
10. Other additions to the cast include Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, and Dali Benssalah.
De Armas in "Blade Runner 2049."
Magnussen is known for his role as Ryan in "Game Night"; de Armas was the AI Joi in "Blade Runner 2049"; Dencik will appear in the upcoming HBO mini-series, "Chernobyl"; Lynch recently starred in "Captain Marvel" as Maria Rambeau; and Benssalah has starred in the French film, "A Faithful Man."
11. Filming locations for the movie include Jamaica, Norway, London, and Italy.
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