There's still no word on whether or not Daniel Craig is remaining on as James Bond, there's no word on the plot or the villain, and we don't have anything remotely close to a name either.
Yet, for all intents and purposes, the 25th outing of one James Bond of Her Majesty's Secret Service has been slated in for November 8th, 2019 in the US with "a traditional earlier release in the UK and the rest of the world."
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
All this was proclaimed by the official James Bond account on Twitter, so what can we reasonably infer from all of this? Well, nothing really. One of two things, we can assume, has happened. Either Daniel Craig has signed on to return (and the rumours are that he's getting a huge paycheque to do so) or they've finally found their Bond, which means betting companies will stop sending us press releases about which semi-recognisable English actor has jumped up in their odds forecast.
With a production budget of around $250 million and worldwide box office earnings of close to $880 million, Spectre wasn't the success story that Sony had hoped for. There's also the little question hanging over Bond of which studio has won the rights as well, which have yet to be announced formally.
All of this is still in the air, and yet, there's a release date. In fairness, they always 'James Bond Will Return' at the end of each film - so this should come as no surprise.