While the next James Bond adventure is ticking over in pre-production at the moment, 007 fans are going to be waiting a little bit longer for the 25th instalment in the long-running spy franchise to arrive. The release date for Bond 25 has shifted back once again – the latest in a run of delays on the Spectre follow-up. The new was confirmed on the official James Bond Twitter account, revealing a new release date of 8 April 2020.
The film was originally pencilled in for a November 2019 launch – but when original director Danny Boyle left the project over ‘creative differences’ and new director Cary Joji Fukunaga signed on, the release shifted back to 14 February 2020. No official reason has been given for the latest delay, but with the previous date now less than a year away and shooting not yet begun, perhaps some extra prep time was needed to get this one just right.
Bond 25 will see Daniel Craig return in the tux – likely for one final time – in a story which is said to continue the long-running story threads originated in his debut Casino Royale. The script is being penned by long-term Bond scribblers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. As well as Craig, cast members including Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes will be returning, as will Lea Seydoux as Spectre’s Dr. Madeleine Swann.
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