JAMES Bond is one of the most popular film franchises of all time, so there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the next one in the series.
We have finally have a date in our diary for the release of the 25th Bond movie, and it seems as though Daniel Craig is set to return AGAIN despite insisting his time in the role was over. Here’s the low-down on the next Bond outing…
When is the new James Bond film out in the UK?
James Bond will return to cinemas for the 25th time in 2019.
The official US release date is November 8, 2019 and while there is no UK date set in stone we know it will be EARLIER than in the US.
The franchise released the news via Twitter, telling fans: “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.”
The last Bond film – Spectre – was released on October 26 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall, on the same day it was put on general release in the UK and Ireland.
It was released one week later on November 6 in the US.
The film was a huge success, raking in £95million at the UK box office making it the third most successful film in Britain eve.
It was beaten by its predecessor Skyfall in 2012, which took a whopping £103 million and is the second biggest grossing film of all time.
What is the title of the new James Bond film?
The new James Bond film is currently untitled. However, people have been calling it Bond 25 because it is the 25th film.
The untitled film has been written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade – who have worked on the last six films.
Micheal G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are producing.
Who is playing James Bond in the new film and what other cast rumours are there?
There has yet to be an announcement about who is playing Bond – despite the film getting a release date.
The actor, who has played the role four times, ruled himself out of returning in 2015, saying he would “rather slash [his] wrists” than be in it.
He later backtracked and described it as “the best job in the world”, saying he “will keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it”.
And now his odds of returning have been slashed and it’s reported he’s poised to sign on the dotted line for Bond 25.
If he does not return Tom Hardy is the current favourite to take over with odds of 3/1. He’s then followed by Jack Huston on 4/1, Aidan Turner on 6/1, Tom Hiddleston on 6/1, Idris Elba on 7/1, and Tom Hiddleston on odds of 6/1.
Naomie Harris is expected to return as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q and Ralph Fiennes as M, although no official announcements have been made.
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