Speaking of Bond, guess who's back... Brooks Barnes with the scoop around "Bond 25" due on November 8, 2019:
The companies said in a statement that details about a distribution partner, international release dates and the film’s cast and director would be announced “at a later date.” But Mr. Craig’s return is a done deal, according to two people briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid conflicts with Eon and MGM.
After a grueling shoot for the last Bond movie, “Spectre,” Mr. Craig expressed a strong desire to move on from the role, which he took over in 2006 with “Casino Royale.” “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” he told a British magazine in October. He later said that he had been overtired during that interview and that he would consider returning.
Great news. Daniel Craig has been a fantastic Bond, even in sub-par Bond films like Quantum of Solace. His best is still his first, Casino Royale -- which is definitely one of the best Bond films, period. Let's see if he can top it with what will undoubtedly be his last one (he'll be 51 when Bond 25 is released -- not Roger Moore-Bond old yet, but close).
This news also may now officially rule out Idris Elba as the next Bond, as he'll also be 46 when the next Bond is released, and presuming it's at least two years before "Bond 26", that would put him awfully close to 50 as well... Tom Hiddleston would still be the right side of 40 though... (Tom Hardy would not be...)Read more...