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The 25th James Bond Film Now Has A Release Date

The 25th James Bond Film Now Has A Release Date

Dust off your dinner jackets, pour the vodka martinis and load your gun. It's been a long wait, but the next James Bond film finally has a release date.

The 25th instalment has been announced for cinema release in the US on November 8, 2019 - with the UK getting to see it earlier.

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A tweet from the official James Bond account stated: "James Bond will return to US cinemas on November 8, 2019 with a traditional earlier release in the UK and the rest of the world."

The film is yet to be given a title.

It's one of the greatest franchises in British film history, and is expected to see Daniel Craig return for a fifth film.

Spectre, the most recent, was released in 2015 and grossed $880.7m but it was still a way off the $1.109bn box office smash of Skyfall in 2012.

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The film does not currently have an attached director or cast, but the press release declared it will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. The pair have worked on every Bond film since the 1999 classic, The World Is Not Enough.

The four-year gap between the 24th and 25th releases is the longest since Pierce Brosnan's last film, Die Another Day, and Daniel Craig's first, Casino Royale.

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However, it's not quite the six-year wait fans had to see between License To Kill in 1989 and GoldenEye in 1995.

Craig was reportedly ending his time as Bond after Spectre, saying he'd rather 'slash my wrists', but it looks like he'll be back on board once again.

Famed for guns and girls, it's strongly rumoured that Cara Delevingne will be lined-up alongside Craig as the next Bond girl.

Ross King told ITV's Lorraine: "The word is that they're chasing her for the new Bond movie."

Craig will be 51 when the next Bond film is released, which is still younger than Roger Moore's final appearance in A View To A Kill when he was 57.

Credit: PA

Tom Hardy, Aidan Turner, and Idris Elba currently lead the betting markets should Craig not return for a fifth adventure.

Prior to beginning filming for this latest film, Craig has three 2017 releases due. He'll be starring in a TV drama called Purity, and also has two films, Logan Lucky and Kings, to be released.

Featured Image Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Topics: Celebrity, UK Entertaiment, TV and Film, 007, US Entertainment, Daniel Craig, James Bond

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