Bond fans, you're going to have to wait an extra couple of months because 'James Bond 25' has been pushed back (again).
This is the second time 'James Bond 25' has been slated for a new release date.
Originally due to be released in November of 2019 (ie this year), Director Danny Boyle exited the project and production ground to a halt in August last year. It's believed that Boyle left 'Bond 25' due to creative differences with star Daniel Craig and producers, who wanted to kill off Bond.
However, since Cary Joji Fukunaga (Netflix's 'Maniac') was enlisted as Boyle's replacement, production seemed to be moving along smoothly - until now. The official James Bond Twitter account tweeted last night that the next Bond movie has moved from a Valentine's Day 2020 release, to April.
The tweet reads, "The release date for Bond 25 has changed. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli: 'We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing Bond 25 on 8 April 2020'."
The release date for Bond 25 has changed. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli: “We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing Bond 25 on 8 April 2020." pic.twitter.com/YQMRoVoTei
— James Bond (@007) February 15, 2019
The next James Bond movie is set to be Craig's final outing as the iconic spy. No doubt once the film reaches theatres (or probably even beforehand) talk of who the next James Bond will be, will be on everyone's lips. Rumours of Idris Elba taking over the reigns have been shot down multiple times over the past couple of years.
We reported a number of months ago that Saïd Taghmaoui ('Three Kings') would be playing the bad guy in 'Bond 25' this time around; while French actress Léa Seydoux ('Blue Is The Warmest Colour') has been cast as Madeleine Swann. Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whinshaw are all set to make their return as Bond's allies.