James Bond set to return - but who will play him?

Posted July 27, 2017

The film's official Twitter account shared: "James Bond will return to U.S. cinemas on November 8, 2019 with a traditional earlier release in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world".

Meanwhile, yesterday it was confirmed that the 25th instalment in the franchise would have a release date of 8 November in United States cinemas, with "a traditional earlier release in the UK". After being involved in the last four series of the franchise, some James Bond fans have already started to imagine who the next cast might be.

In a statement, the company also confirmed Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will return as producers.

The last Bond film, Spectre, hit cinemas in 2015, more than 50 years after the first was released.

The film's makers said that casting will be announced at a later date, reports Hollywoodreporter.com. In fact, he said he'd rather slash his wrists that reprise the role, which led us to believe that he was done, although now that might not be the case.

After a gruelling shoot for the last Bond movie, Spectre, Craig expressed a strong desire to move on from the role, which he took over in 2006 with Casino Royale.

He later excused his comments, saying he has "the best job in the world", and "will keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it".

And now his odds of returning have been slashed and it's reported he's poised to sign on the dotted line for Bond 25.

Previous speculation over who will take over the iconic role once Craig calls it quits have included Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba.