bond 25 shooting

Daniel Craig doesn’t need Rami Malek to defeat him: just his own body. The Bond 25 production has been temporarily suspended after its star took a tumble in what is just the latest in an icky history of scrapes, knocked-out teeth, and sliced-off fingertips. And it seems even in Craig’s swan song as James Bond, he can’t catch a break.

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james bond 25 details

Update #1: An official plot synopsis for James Bond 25 has been released. Read it below.

Update #2: James Bond 25 will be the first in the 007 franchise to utilize IMAX cameras.

The Bond producers revealed the official cast and a few key plot details for James Bond 25 at a grand event at one of 007’s most iconic locations, in an announcement that was streamed live worldwide. Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as the dashing British MI6 spy one more time, in a film directed by Cary Fukanaga.

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danny boyle james bond

When Danny Boyle was announced as the director of James Bond 25, the movie world was abuzz with what his version of a Bond movie would look like. But alas, that buzz was cut short when Boyle suddenly left the project in August last year, citing that dreaded term: “creative differences.” Boyle hasn’t spoken since on the reason he clashed over the vision of the film with star Daniel Craig and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, but in a new interview, he illuminates why he left the project and why he feels no ill will toward current director Cary Fukunaga. Read More »

Star Wars The Clone Wars - Anakin Skywalker

The weather is finally getting warmer, and that means more time outside. But you can always set aside part of your day for a little bit of Netflix. Thankfully, there’s not a mass exodus of TV shows and movies leaving Netflix, but we’ve picked out some of the ones you might want to watch before they disappear from the library, including a bunch of James Bond titles, an animated series that will disappear from streaming for months, arguably Michael Mann‘s best movie, and more. Read More »

Rami Malek bond villain

Daniel Craig is returning to play James Bond once again in the still-untitled Bond 25, and now a new report says that the British spy will be facing off against a villain to be played by recent Oscar winner Rami Malek. Plus, a separate report gives us a broader picture of what roles are left to fill – including a part that seems to be written specifically for Game Night actor Billy Magnussen.
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black widow movie

Marvel’s forthcoming Black Widow movie and MGM’s 25th installment in the long-running James Bond franchise are both moving towards production this year. While Marvel’s spy thriller starring Scarlett Johansson likely won’t be in front of cameras until this summer, the next 007 mission with Daniel Craig is looking to start shooting in April. But before either of them get in front of cameras, they’re getting rewrites from new scribes. Read More »

James Bond 25 Release Date

The summer of 2020 just got a little more interesting with two of the year’s biggest blockbusters shifting their release dates. Fast and Furious 9 has bumped back their initial April 2020 release date by nearly two months, and James Bond 25 has swept in and filled the gap. Meanwhile, Denis Villeneuve‘s forthcoming Dune remake will try to rake in some serious holiday box office dough with a Thanksgiving 2020 release date.

Get the full rundown on the Dune, James Bond 25 and Fast and Furious release dates below. Read More »

bond 25 cast

Is Léa Seydoux returning as Dr. Madeleine Swann in Bond 25? That’s the latest rumor, allegedly sourced directly from director Cary Fukunaga. Fukunaga has bee a bit standoffish about confirming who might or might not return for the Bond 25 cast (aside from Daniel Craig, of course), but according to a new report, the director has let slip that Seydoux’s Spectre Bond Girl is coming back for more. If true, this would make her the first Bond Girl to come back for a sequel.

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(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: Quantum of Solace deserves better than the frequently snide dismissals you’ve all been giving it.)

Casino Royale (2006) is not only the best of Daniel Craig’s James Bond movies, but it’s the best Bond movie period. That’s just factual and not up for debate, but there seems to be less certainty when it comes to ranking the remaining three films from his tenure as 007. It’s easy, though, if you remember that the chronological order is also the order of descending quality – Casino Royale > Quantum of Solace (2008) > Skyfall (2012) > Spectre (2015). Yup, they’re a series of diminishing returns. You’re welcome.

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Richard Madden as James Bond

While the James Bond franchise is preparing to have director Cary Fukunaga take over 007’s next mission that was previously in the hands of Danny Boyle, a new rumor indicates what might be happening once Daniel Craig hangs up the tuxedo.

Word on the streets of London is that James Bond franchise producers may be approaching Game of Thrones star Richard Madden to take over the role of 007, inspired by his recent turn on the BBC drama Bodyguard, which was picked up for distribution in the United States by Netflix not too long ago.

Of course, this story comes from the lawless world of British tabloid reporting, so bring your martini shaker of salt along for this one.

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