James Bond 25: Q star Ben Whishaw has EXCITING news on Daniel Craig’s final 007 movie

JAMES BOND 25 star Ben Whishaw, who plays Q, has given an update on Daniel Craig’s final 007 movie

Last year Craig confirmed he will return for a fifth and final James Bond film, for release in late 2019.

But with just under two years to go, not much else is known about the 25th official 007 movie.

Now Whishaw, who played Q in the last two Bond movies, Skyfall and Spectre, has spoken out on the film’s production during an interview for Paddington 2.

Speaking with Metro, the 37-year-old act said: “I haven’t had an update for a while. I would imagine, I think they have a release date for next year, so I think by the end of this year we have to have started filming something.”

Whishaw added: “Although it has gone strangely quiet, but that’s often the way it goes.”

It’s almost certain the actor will return to play Q, seeing as this is the Craig era’s final film and he’s appeared in the previous two.

However Ralph Fiennes, who plays M and Naomie Harris, who stars as Moneypenny, are yet to be confirmed – but something is likely soon.

Just before Christmas, 007 producer Barbara Broccoli revealed when Bond 25’s title, cast and director would be revealed.

She said: “It’s still to be determined. We’ll hopefully be making that decision early next year.”

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