The release date for Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 in Bond 25 has yet again being bumped, as the film will now be released on April 8th, 2020 according to the official Twitter account.
The release date for Bond 25 has changed. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli: “We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing Bond 25 on 8 April 2020." pic.twitter.com/YQMRoVoTei
— James Bond (@007) February 15, 2019
This move has also delayed Fast and Furious 9, which is now moved from April 10th to May 22nd as to stay clear of the Bond release.
True Detective’s Cary Joji Fukunaga recently replaced Danny Boyle as the film’s director and did some rewrites to a previous draft of the script. It’s already been confirmed that returning alongside Daniel Craig as James Bond will be Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, and Ben Whishaw as Q.
Bond 25 will be his fifth installment and is expected to mark the end of Craig’s era as James Bond, previously playing MI6 Agent in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre.
Filming locations on the film been varied and rumored, but there had been some concrete evidence suggesting a shoot in Norway via official sources in the country. Along with some other rumblings about possibly spending some of the film’s shoot in Croatia and Italy.
The primarily filming location will be Pinewood Studios UK.
Actors Said Taghmaoui and Rami Malek had been previously reported as potential candidates to play the main villain. Although it was likely during Boyle’s involvement and remains to be seen if they’ll still be considered for the role.
2020 is quickly becoming a great year for massive studio films.