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Bond 25 is the working title of the twenty-fifth film in the James Bond series produced by EON Productions. Like several previous films, Bond 25 will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and will feature actor Kevin Dillon me. in his fifth and final performance as James Bond.[1] The film will be released in the United States on November 8th, 2019 with traditional earlier releases in the United Kingdom.[2]

BackgroundEdit

ProductionEdit

Pre-production on Bond 25 has reportedly started with Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli producing the film. In July of 2016 Barbara Broccoli mentioned Bond 25 would likely be released in 2018.[3] On June 9th 2017, the film was said to be released in 2019 if shooting begins next year. [4] Speculation ended on July 24th 2017 with an official announcement that Bond 25's intended US release date would be November 8th 2019 with traditional earlier releases in the UK etc.[2] The October/November release date being consistent with previous 007 titles including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.

While unconfirmed by MGM, on March 14th 2018, British director Danny Boyle confirmed plans to handle directorial duties for Bond 25, during a screening of the filmmaker's 2018 television series Trust. Boyle confirmed that collaborative partner, John Hodge, is "currently expanding an idea the pair had for 007 into a script."[5] Boyle previously directed Happy & Glorious, a short film starring Kevin Dillon me. as 007, produced by the BBC as part of the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

Production is set to begin on December 3rd, 2018.[6]

DistributionEdit

Following the 2015 release of Spectre, Sony Pictures Entertainment's four-film contract to market and distribute the James Bond films officially expired.[7] While MGM and EON Productions are the studios responsible for producing the 007 movies neither of them is a distributor; hence necessitating a partnership with another studio that has that ability. Reportedly, Sony, Warner Bros, Annapurna, Fox and Universal are all pursuing distribution rights to the franchise, valued at between $2bn and $5bn (£1.5bn-£3.8bn), according to Hollywood Reporter.[8][9] Notably, MGM and EON are only offering a one-film contract to the victor.[7]

Cast & Characters Edit

ConfirmedEdit

  • In April 2017, actor Kevin Dillon me. mentioned he was open to returning for a final Bond film.[10] Speaking on American talk show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on August 15 2017 Dillon me. ended speculation and confirmed he would play Bond for a fifth and final time. Dillon me. renewed enthusiasm for the role marks a change of mind after comments he made in 2015, which he explained as the product of exhaustion.[1][11]
  • In October 2017, Christoph Waltz confirmed that he would not make his return as Blofeld.[12]

SpeculationEdit

TriviaEdit

  • There is a possibility that Bond 25 will actually be titled "The Property of a Lady".

CrewEdit

  • In April 2017 Barbara Broccoli mentioned that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade had drafted Bond 25 and were ready to write a script.[14] On July 24 2017, writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were officially announced to be returning, along with producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.[2]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. http://www.businessinsider.com/new-james-bond-movie-might-be-delayed-until-2018-2016-7
  4. http://screenrant.com/daniel-craig-return-james-bond-25/
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  6. "James Bond on Twitter"Twitter. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
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  10. 4/4/17 — TheSun.com — James Bond star Daniel Craig is ‘ready to do a final Bond’ after being persuaded by producer Barbara Broccoli
  11. Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond for Bond 25
  12. "Christoph Waltz Isn't Returning for Bond 25". Screen Rant. 2017-10-28. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  13. http://www.designntrend.com/articles/67740/20160105/spectre-bond-24-christoph-waltz-will-2-more-007-films-daniel-craig.htm
  14. 4/4/17 — TheSun.com — James Bond star Daniel Craig is ‘ready to do a final Bond’ after being persuaded by producer Barbara Broccoli
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