The 25th film in the James Bond movie franchise has been dated for November 8, 2019.
2019's November film release calendar is already heating up.
MGM and EON Productions have chosen November 8 as the due date for a 25th movie outing for James Bond.
Warner Bros. has already staked out November 1 to debut a new film in its growing DC Extended Universe franchise, having two films in 2016 ("Batman v Superman" and "Suicide Squad,") two in 2017 ("Wonder Woman" and "Justice League,") but naming only one named for 2018 ("Aquaman") and one for 2019 ("Shazam.")
Similarly, Walt Disney has picked the 8th to open another live-action fairy tale adaptation, following on from the successes of "Maleficent," "Cinderella" and "Beauty and the Beast"; "Mulan" has been scheduled for 2018 and a new "Aladdin" is in the works.
Now James Bond will be stepping into the November mix, per an announcement from MGM and EON, who declined to name a lead actor, supporting cast, director or distributor at this point, leaving plenty of room for speculation.
Daniel Craig has personified the secret agent since 2006's "Casino Royale" and in three films since -- "Quantum of Solace," "Skyfall," and "Spectre," and despite comments to the contrary in 2015, he could return for another shot at the character.
Screenwriting pair Neal Purvis and Robert Wade penned all four of those Bond films, as well as the Pierce Brosnan-era "Die Another Day" and "The World Is Not Enough."
They're in place on the untitled Bond 25, as are franchise mainstays Barbara Broccoli, Gregg Wilson and Michael G. Wilson who remain as producers.
Providing additional on-screen continuity as villains and accomplices come and go have been Ralph Fiennes as Bond's boss, fictional MI6 chief M, Naomie Harris as M's PA, Eve Moneypenney, and Ben Whishaw as technical boffin Q. All three were introduced in "Skyfall" and as such are thought likely to stay on.
Christopher Nolan of Batman's "Dark Knight" trilogy is known to be interested in directing a Bond film, should the situation arise at an appropriate point in time.