‘Bond 25’ Could Start Filming This Year

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Danny Boyle has confirmed he is directing the next installment of the James Bond series. And with that, the Trainspotting 2 director has set the wheels in motion for Bond 25 — including a projected Bond 25 filming start date.

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Lewis Gilbert Dead

Lewis Gilbert, the British director of Alfie and multiple movies in the James Bond franchise, has passed away at the age of 97. Read about the Oscar-nominated director’s career, including his three Bond entries, below. Read More »

Bond 25 Screenplay

Danny Boyle may be the frontrunner to helm Bond 25, and if he takes the gig, it could reunite him with Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge. More on the Bond 25 screenplay below. Bond Watch!

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Danny Boyle could be the James Bond 25 director.

While no formal offer has been made yet, the T2: Trainspotting and Steve Jobs director is reportedly MGM and Eon’s top pick to helm the next installment of the long-running James Bond series, which will feature Daniel Craig‘s last stint in the tuxedo.

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Bond 25 director

Another day, another James Bond rumor put to bed. This week: Christopher Nolan is not directing the next James Bond movie. Sorry, Nolan fans.

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Gender-flipping is all the rage in the movie industry these days. From Ghostbusters to the new Doctor Who, characters who have long been presented as straight, usually white, men have been reinvented as women.

For years, people have talked about a gender-flipped James Bond, one of cinema’s oldest — and most definitively male — characters. Already, fans are Photoshopping pictures of Gillian Anderson in the role, or asking Dame Helen Mirren if she’d be willing to don the tuxedo. But would that be the right choice? Not according to Denial actress Rachel Weisz.

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black panther influences

Black Panther is primed to rule 2018. The Marvel Studios movie directed by Ryan Coogler is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and with tickets going officially going on sale yesterday, the frenzy over the superpowered king of Wakanda is just beginning.

It’s clear that Black Panther is unlike any movie we’ve seen before: the lush Afro-futurism, the majority-black cast, the epic political intrigue. But no movie is made in a void, and Coogler is readily sharing the movies that influenced Black Panther. And some of them may surprise you.

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James Bond Rights

The rights to the next big screen adventure of James Bond have been up in the air ever since Sony Pictures’ deal with 007 owners Eon Productions and MGM expired following the release of Spectre in 2015. Since then, we’ve been wondering which studio would pick up the rights to James Bond, and it looks like we might finally have an answer.

Back in April, Sony Pictures wasn’t going to give up the rights without a fight, but Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Annapurna Pictures were also said to be in the running. More recently, Apple and Amazon emerged as possible contenders, but it turns out one of the possible distributors from last spring may be coming out on top after all, and if the deal is finalized this week, it will be Annapurna Pictures distributing James Bond 25 in the United States. Read More »

Bond 25 Director

Denis Villenevue‘s Blade Runner 2049 may have underperformed at the box office, but the filmmaker is soldiering on with his next big flick: an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic Dune. In a recent interview, however, Villenevue confirms a rumor that’s been making the rounds: he’s been in contact about helming the next James Bond film. Will Denis Villenevue direct Bond 25? It’s time for a new addition of Bond Watch.

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Christoph Waltz Is Not Returning for James Bond 25

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Back in August, confirmation finally came that Daniel Craig would return as James Bond from the actor himself. So now everyone is wondering what is in store for 007’s next mission on the big screen. Sadly, for those who enjoyed a certain iconic villain from James Bond history being played by Christoph Waltz, we have some bad news.

During a red carpet interview, Spectre villain Christoph Waltz was directly asked if he would return for James Bond 25, and the actor gave a definitive and firm response in the negative. But his elaboration is what we’re most intrigued by. Read More »