New James Bond Film Gets 2019 Release Date

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James Bond will be back in action in 2019, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Eon Productions said Monday.

The 25th film about the legendary super-spy will hit theaters on Nov. 8, 2019. There’s no word yet on whether or not Daniel Craig will be asking for his martinis shaken, not stirred. The companies said that additional details regarding the film’s distribution, including international release dates, its cast and director, will be announced at a later date. However, some insiders believe that there is a good chance Craig will return for at least one more outing as 007.

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Bond won’t have the premiere date all to his bespoke-suited lonesome. Disney will be releasing an untitled fairy tale movie on the same date.

MGM and Eon also are looking for a studio to handle the marketing and the distribution of the film. Warner Bros., Fox, Sony, and Universal are among the studios that would like to release the latest Bond, with some insiders giving a slight edge to Warners.

“Spectre,” the most recent Bond adventure, reunited Craig with “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes. It grossed $880.7 million globally.

The next film doesn’t have a formal title yet. It will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. The duo is steeped in 007 lore, having previously handled scripts for “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall,” and “Spectre.” The film will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

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  1. Bert A. Chua, Sr. says:

    Great News about this 25th James Bond series to hit cinemas in November, 2019 !!

  2. Craig is exactly what Fleming intended as I clearly state in a different comment. You must not be very familiar with the novels or Flemings penchant for witticisms. As I previously stated, he also suggested Woody Allen.

  3. Michael says:

    Maybe subtitle should be called the super spy that stole the world. For the 2019 James bond film.

  4. A proven franchise that has endured and provided decades of crowd pleasing entertainment for half a century can hardly be considered garbage.

  5. Another Poster says:

    New York Times quotes two sources that state Daniel Craig Will Return as 007 in Bond 25.

    Maybe they can call the next movie “Truckload of Money”, the way they named Sean Connery’s movie for Kevin McClory; “Never Say Never Again”.

  6. Perhaps you should read the novels again. Bond was brutal and violent without remorse under the suave demeanor. Fleming also once said Woody Allen would be good. Ironically both Allen and Niven played Bond in the abysmal Casino Royale. Fleming was guilty of a lot of tongue in cheek. Connery and Craig both have the suave and the cold calculating killer that Fleming wrote the character in his novels.

  7. bond girl 27 says:

    James Bond… Most dreamy guy ever… :D <3 <3

  8. James Wrong says:

    Bond feels a bit tired. I know the franchise still makes money but Craig isn’t that smooth or charismatic. Perhaps the extra year is a good incentive to shake up the franchise, recast the role and hire new writers.

  9. We need new writers obviously; the Bond films have been mediocre after Casino Royale; Daniel Craig is great but we need a fresh look at the writing. What if Tarantino did a Bond film ? That would amp it up; or Zack Snyder……just throwing it out there.

  10. Ahmed says:

    So if Warner gets the deal.. I’ll guarantee that Craig won’t be back & script will be essentially thrown out unless it’s absolutely incredible… why? Because WB will ask Nolan to make Bond; he won’t work with someone else’s franchise, he’ll start his own, Craig will be out & Tom Hardy will be Bond & Nolan will write the script himself & his brother!!!

    • The director doesn’t control the Bond franchise. EON and United Artists do. If Warner Bros. or another studio steps in for the distribution deal, they know this going in. Christopher Nolan would know this going in. If it’s between Christopher Nolan as director, or Daniel Craig as James Bond –all concerned will go with Craig. He’s the Billion Dollar Bond.

    • Sterling Archer says:

      No. And HELL NO!!

  11. harry georgatos says:

    Brian De Palma as director!

  12. whatever happened to Annapurna’s bid?

  13. Anders Hjelm says:

    If Craig won’t return for a fifth time I’d like to see Ewan McGregor as Bond

    • Jana says:

      Ewan? Are you mad? No way.

      Of all the young actors out there – and it should be a young Bond again – I can only see Chris Pratt and Sebastian Stan in the part. They have the right age and looks.

  14. MovieBabble says:

    I imagine that since the release date is fairly soon that Craig will be returning as Bond. If they had a new Bond in mind, they’d definitely need to make some alterations to the script and cast which would take a considerable amount of time.

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