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The next James Bond film won’t start filming for two years

007 producer Barbara Broccoli says there’s no replacement for Daniel Craig yet

Jon Hornbuckle
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Jon Hornbuckle

The next James Bond movie won’t be in cinemas before 2025, according to producer Barbara Broccoli.

She also confirmed that the casting process to find an actor to replace Daniel Craig as 007 hasn’t begun. 

Speaking at an event where Broccoli and her Bond co-producer Michael G Wilson were presented with a BFI Fellowship, she stressed: ‘Nobody’s in the running.’ Put your betting slip back in the drawer.

‘We’re working out where to go with him, we’re talking that through,’ Broccoli said. ‘There isn’t a script and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because, really, it’s a reinvention of Bond. We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time. I’d say that filming is at least two years away.’

The next instalment will be the twenty-sixth in the franchise and there will be a new leading man taking on the 007 mantle after Daniel Craig’s departure in No Time to Die. 

Broccoli has previously confirmed that the next Bond will be male, with bookies’ frontrunners for the role including Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, Richard Madden and Tom Hardy.

It’s not been confirmed yet whether other cast members like Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch and Ralph Fiennes will be back for Bond 26.

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