James Bond 25 gets confirmed cast, but no title

Here are the details from the Bond 25 announcement for Daniel Craig’s (expected) final Bond movie.

Well, we still don’t have a title for Daniel Craig’s fifth James Bond film. Good Morning America had the stateside exclusive on #Bond25, which was announced from “an iconic 007 location.” (As fans guessed, it was Ian Fleming’s home in Jamaica, where he wrote the Bond novels.) While the special event did not provide a title, it did confirm the Bond 25 cast.

Bond 25 will bring back Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Harris, Rory Kinnear and Jeffrey Wright. New faces will include Lashana Lynch, Ana De Armas, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek.

Speculation was rampant before the announcement, as it always is with a franchise like Bond. Fans believed its working title is Eclipse (based on a crew member using the name on his work profile) and Rami Malek was long rumored to be the choice for the new Bond villain. Christoph Waltz was also expected to return as Ernst Stavro Blofield.

Rather than the traditional Pinewood Studios press conference presenting title and cast, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson announced on Wednesday they would reveal the details from “an iconic 007 location.” Fans immediately speculated as to where that would be — the top contender being Ian Fleming’s Goldeneye home in Jamaica.

There are some things we knew going into this announcement. Naturally, we knew Daniel Craig was back — he’s still Bond, after all, if only for one more go around. We knew they had been shooting in Norway and Jamaica. We knew James Bond would drive an Aston Marton Rapide E, the first electric and zero-emission car for 007. We knew it was being directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, Maniac), who becomes the first American to direct an official installment. We knew that the release date is set for April 2020.

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