With 007 fans having been eagerly awaiting confirmed details on the currently-titled Bond 25, we’ve now got a whole host of updates on the swansong for Daniel Craig’s days as James Bond.
In a livestream showcase that was largely expected to be used to reveal the movie’s official title, no updated title was given. And thus, for now we’ll all just have to continue using Bond 25. What we do know, however, are some key plot points and some confirmed returning and new cast members.
For the plot of the picture, we pick things up with a retired James Bond enjoying the good life in Jamaica. Of course, tranquillity and peace cannot last forever, especially when you’re the finest spy the world has ever seen. As such, the CIA’s Felix Leiter turns up at Bond’s door to ask for his help in rescuing a kidnapped scientist. From there, 007 ends up on the hunt for a no-good uber-villain with a slew of dangerous tech at his disposal.
Where the cast is concerned, Craig will be joined by the returning Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinear and Jeffrey Wright. As for new additions to the franchise, A Faithful Man’s Dali Benssalah, Blade Runner 2049’s Ana De Arma, Aladdin’s Billy Magnussen, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s David Dencik, Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch and Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek have signed on for Bond 25.
If you remember, there were rumblings that Bohemian Rhapsody star Malik could well end up as the villain of the piece in this next Bond offering, and that looks like it could indeed be the case.
One other piece of information revealed at this livestream showcase was that Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be on writing duties, with shooting to take place in London, Italy, Norway and Jamaica.
To be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, Bond 25 is booked in for April 8th, 2020.