'Bond 25': Christoph Waltz to return as Ernst Blofeld
Potentially bad news for you Bond + Swann shippers. — As it turns out, Christoph Waltz will return as series super-villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. This according to The Guardian, who first broke the news that the 62-year-old Oscar winner has been spotted at Pinewood Studios.
‘BOND 25’: Rami Malek to play the villain; Billy Magnussen cast as an American CIA agent
When BOND news strikes, it strikes hard! — Update 3/1: Lupita Nyong’o’s reps have confirmed she is no longer in the running due to scheduling conflicts (per Deadline).
Cary Fukunaga will direct ‘Bond 25’
Fukunaga becomes just the twelfth director to helm MGM's “Bond 25” installment — Eon’s Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced earlier today that True Detective and Beasts of No Nation, Director Cary Fukunaga will direct Bond 25 starring Daniel Craig.
Bond 25: Screenwriting duo reportedly set to return
"Bond 25" saga continues. — A new report out of the Daily Mail UK speculates Eon (Everything or Nothing) Productions has brought back series writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to polish a script they originally drafted long before MGM and EON’s “bromance with Danny Boyle and John Hodge began.”
Danny Boyle Exits 'Bond 25' Over "Creative Differences"
The search for the next "Bond 25" director continues. — Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced that the Oscar-winning director is leaving "Bond 25" over "creative differences". The brief and disappointing news was announced on Twitter:
Danny Boyle confirmed for 'Bond 25'; December production announced
The Oscar winning director is poised to become just the twelfth director for MGM and EON’s Bond series — Fans rejoice! We no longer have to talk about the prospects of a Danny Boyle-helmed Bond film starring Daniel Craig. It's now official.
New details surface as MGM and EON decide on the next director for 'Bond 25'
As of this week we have come to learn the director 'short list' for "Bond 25" is now down to one. But who exactly that is sort of depends on MGM and EON’s contingency plans or plans 1a and 1b as we’ll refer to.
'Bond 25': Christoph Waltz confirms something "new"; What does MGM & Annapurna's joint deal mean for Christopher Nolan?
Potentially 'bad' news if you were hoping to hear 'good' news regarding the status of Christoph Waltz or Christopher Nolan for “Bond 25”. — The man behind the iconic supervillain in 2015's Spectre will not reprise his role in "Bond 25". That's right, actor Christoph Waltz confirmed during a red carpet interview that he will not reprise the role of Ernst Blofeld: "No [I won't be back], I'm sorry," the two time Oscar-winner told Talky Movie. "I'm really sad, but that's the tradition, that there is a new... name. Sorry. I would've liked to."
Christopher Nolan the new frontrunner to direct Bond 25?
Now that BOND 25 has cleared two major hurdles (See Daniel Craig and November 8, 2019 release date), Eon and MGM - the franchise's co-owners - are tasked with landing a new distributor as Sony's decade-long contract to market and distribute the Bond series expired after 2015's Spectre.
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Bond 25: Daniel Craig confirms his return on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Daniel Craig, will you return as James Bond? — In typical Bond fashion, Craig's response to The Late Show host was a simple but stern "yes". And just like that, months of speculation and unconfirmed rumors have been confirmed in an interview promoting Craig's latest film Logan Lucky. During the interview, Colbert referred to (Brookes Barnes) a New York Times report back on July 24 confirming Mr. Craig’s return was a "done deal". The Times report would support Bond Producer, Barbara Broccoli's claim that Craig has "come around" and would reprise agent 007 for his fifth and final Bond installment.
"Bond 25" is closing in on a director - the shortlist is down to three
In a less than an eight hour period, "Bond 25" went from no director, to a shortlist of three, and now one clear frontrunner. — A Deadline report surfaced this afternoon confirming the three directors in the running to direct "Bond 25" are David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water), Yann Demange (’71), and Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner: 2049). According to Deadline sources, all three directors met with EON pictures and while Villeneuve and Mackenzie are still being considered, a new source out of Variety reports Yann Demange is now the frontrunner to take over the twenty-fifth Bond installment.
It's official: "Bond 25" returns in 2019 and Craig's return a "done deal"
Perhaps Daniel Craig knows something we don't... — Good news first. According to a tweet from the verified James Bond Twitter account, MGM and Eon Productions announced the untitled "Bond 25" will hit US theaters on November 8, 2019, and earlier for UK/global audiences.
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Daniel Craig set to return for BOND 25
According to the Mirror, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has reportedly reached a deal for the 49-year-old actor to return for his fifth 007 movie, alongside singer Adele
'Bond' Franchise Looking to its First Female Director in 'The Night Manager''s Susanne Bier
Rumours have erupted regarding the 25th James Bond film, but attention has for the moment been averted from who will play the titular role, and instead now it seems The Night Manger director Susanne Bier is being eyed to direct the film.