Though the word first broke on Thursday via fan site MI6, the news has now been officially confirmed through channels and special decoder gadgets: Daniel Craig has agreed to return to play James Bond for at least two more films for Eon Productions.
With Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace and now Skyfall under his stylish tux trouser belt, making five Bond movies will push him into position as the third-longest serving Bond actor.
Sony Pictures is also on board to put up the funds to make the films. The biggest sticking point will be scheduling. While the problems with MGM’s financial issues meant a delay between Quantum and Skyfall, the creative team involved have been happier with the longer break, which has led to more time developing the script. Sony would prefer to get back to one pic every two years, which would see Bond 24 arriving in 2014. It remains to be seen whether that actually happens.
For now, though, we’ve got Skyfall to look forward to, which hits our screens on October 28, while the US has to wait until November 9.
The latest featurette on the film is online via IGN, and takes a peek behind the scenes of the pre-credits sequence. Give it a look below.