The international super spy known for his exacting martini preferences, James Bond, will return to theaters in 2019. News of the yet-titled next James Bond movie and follow-up to 2015’s Spectre was announced today by the film’s production companies, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Eon Productions.
Little else is known about what will be the 25th film in the long-running action-espionage franchise that has most recently seen actor Daniel Craig take on the titular role. There’s no word just yet about whether Craig will return for the new film, who will direct it or what the plot will look like.
The film’s only known quantities are its writers, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who wrote the past four Bond movies – Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre – and are slated to return for the 25th Bond film.
The James Bond movie franchise is a long-running adaptation of novelist Ian Fleming’s spy book series, the first of which, Casino Royale, was published in 1953. The book series continued after Fleming’s death in 1964. The first James Bond film, Dr. No, was released in 1962, was directed by Terence Young and started Sean Connery as the eponymous spy.
The 25th Bond film will release in theaters on Nov. 8, 2019. International release dates and additional details about the film’s cast and crew will be revealed later.