It’s official the untitled Bond 25 will be coming out on November 8th, 2019.
However, the brief announcement stopped short of confirming if Daniel Craig will be returning as 007 and who will direct. We suspect those announcements will be will be made later in the fall.
James Bond will return to US cinemas on November 8, 2019 with a traditional earlier release in the UK and the rest of the world. pic.twitter.com/6HnaDnfruK
— James Bond (@007) July 24, 2017
The NewYorkTimes reports that Craig’s return is a done deal but nobody else is really backing this up claim. A reoccurring problem concerning Bond casting rumors is that EON doesn’t dispute/debunk any Bond reporting and it’s very difficult to believe them without second or third outlets supporting them. Also, we don’t normally see NYT breaking any big casting or entertainment news in general, that’s already a problem.
Let’s not forget the eight actors Eon and MGM have been considering for the 007 role. If Daniel had the role at the time of the date announcement, why not just end the speculation? Eon isn’t known for playing games just keeping secrets.
DailyMail’s Baz Bamigboye is really the only reporter we can really rely on for consistently accurate Bond news and he hasn’t even chimed-in about the NYT story.
One of the locations for 25th installment was potentially leaked early on and it looks like we’re heading to Croatia for some time in the film, where they shot one of the Bond ads recently along with The Last Jedi. We suspect production could begin sometime in 2018.
SOURCE: EON & NTY