- 25 Jul 17
It would be the actor's fifth time filling the shoes of 007.
Producers have confirmed that the new James Bond Film, which would be the 25th entry in the franchise, will be released in November 2019.
Daniel Craig, who played the world's most famous spy in the last four outings, has yet to be announced as the film's star but The New York Times reports that his return to the role is a "done deal". It was on the James Bond official twitter page that the film's planned production was confirmed:
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
Craig last appeared as Bond in the lukewarmly-received Spectre, which wasn't as financially successful as previous entry Skyfall.Released in 2012, Skyfall had been the highest grossing film in UK cinemas until the release of Star Wars:The Force Awakens 3 years later.
In the past, the actor had notoriously stated he would rather "slit his wrists" then play the character again but has evidently realised that death is a less attractive proposition then being paid millions of pounds to put on a nice three piece suit and pretend to shoot people. You can next catch Craig in Steven Soderbergh's crime caper Logan Lucky out August 18.