After surmounting numerous hurdles, including franchise star Daniel Craig’s reluctance to return to the role and director Danny Boyle quitting the movie last year, the as-yet-untitled 25th James Bond movie has finally entered production with an impressive cast and a release date aimed at Spring 2020.
In a Twitter live stream from the estate of author Ian Fleming‘s “GoldenEye” villa in Jamaica, director Cary Fukunaga confirmed the return of Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Jeffrey Wright to the cast, and revealed the addition of Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Solo: A Star Wars Story), who also co-wrote the script with Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Scott Z. Burns, in as-yet-unspecified roles.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Bond (Daniel Craig) has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Bond 25 is slated for release on April 8, 2020.