It has been 57 years since the first James Bond film was made after being adapted for the screen from Ian Fleming’s famous spy novels, and the beloved 007 will be returning for the 25th installment in the movie franchise. The Bond films are the longest-running movie series in cinema history and the fourth highest-grossing film franchise of all time with $70.4 billion earned over nearly six decades. Filming for Bond 25 is already underway and audiences everywhere are excitedly waiting for the movie to drop. The plot for the new film has been kept a closely guarded secret, but one thing is for sure: it will mark Daniel Craig‘s fifth and final outing as the incredible spy.
The new mission will be filled with the awe-inspiring twists and turns that the franchise is known for. All we know about the plot for Bond 25 is that it will begin with Bond retiring from service and jetting off to Jamaica where he can enjoy a peaceful life. However, his serenity is cut short when a new enemy shows up in town and Bond is called in to try and save the day.
When Is Bond 25’s Release Date?
The production for Bond 25 has not had the smoothest run. Filming has been plagued with all kinds of issues from former director Danny Boyle leaving the set due to creative differences and the lead actor Daniel Craig sustaining an ankle injury. These issues led to the release date which was originally scheduled for October 25, 2019, being pushed forward.
With Cary Fukunaga now serving as the director for the movie and Daniel Craig fully recovered and back on set, everything seems to be going without a hitch. Bond 25 will be released to UK audiences from April 3, 2020, before reaching the United States and beyond on April 8, 2020.
Who Are the Cast Members?
Daniel Craig as James Bond
The British actor will be reprising his role as James Bond in the new Bond film, and it will be the last time he will embody this character. Craig picked up the baton passed on by the former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan in Casino Royale, then went on to star in other subsequent Bond films – Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. There was a lot of speculation that Craig would not be playing the beloved Spy in Bond 25, but it seems he decided to return for one last showdown.
Lashana Lynch as Nomi
You might recognize Lashana from her roles in films like Fast Girls, Death in Paradise, Doctors, The Silent Witness, and, Captain Marvel in which she plays Maria Rambeau. There have been some rumors that her character, Nomi will be taking the place of agent 007 following James Bond’s retirement from MI6. If this turns out to be true, it would be a monumental moment for the Bond franchise and Lashana’s career.
Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofeld
The Oscar award-winning actor will be reprising his role as leader of the terrorist organization SPECTRE. Christoph Waltz was the villain in the last Bond film and it appears that he is still in the business of causing trouble. Some of the actor’s other iconic performances include roles in Inglorious Basterds, Big Eyes, Tulip Fever, Django Unchained, and The Zero Theorem.
Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter
Wright‘s character is a CIA agent who is also one of Bond’s closest friends. He has played this role in some of the previous installments in the series and he will be taking on a bigger scope in Bond 25. He has also appeared in The Hunger Games, Westworld, and Broadwalk Empire.
Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny
Naomie will be returning to play Moneypenny in Bond 25. The Oscar-nominated actress has also starred in Moonlight, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, 28 Days Later, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Lea Seydoux as Madeline Swann
The character, Madeline Swann is a psychologist who kindled a romantic relationship with James Bond in Spectre, and Lea will be reprising this role in the new installment. Her other notable works include Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Inglorious Basterds, and Blue is the Warmest Colour.
Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner
Rory is set to reprise his role as the Secret Sevice Chief of Staff in the Bond 25. The actor is better known for his work on television and stage than in film. He has appeared in Black Mirror, The Imitation Game, Count Arthur Strong, and Penny Dreadful.
Ben Whishaw as Q
Q is a member of the Secret Service where he heads the research and development department. He is the man who ensures Bond has cool hi-tech gadgets to play with. Ben Whishaw has also appeared in Layer Cake, Mary Poppins Returns, London Spy, A Very English Scandal, and The Trench.
Ralph Fiennes as M
M serves as the head of the Secret Service, a role he began playing in Skyfall and will reprise in Bond 25. Ralph Fiennes is famous for playing the iconic character Voldemort in the Harry Potter movie series. He has also starred in Schindler’s List, The Reader, The English Patient, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
David Dencik as Waldo
Dencik is a new addition to the Bond franchise. He will be playing Waldo, one of the villains in the upcoming installment. He came to the spotlight for his roles in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Spy, McMafia, and Soldier.
Ana de Armas as Paloma
Ana is also one of the new faces in Bond 25. Reports going around claim her character will be romantically entangled with James Bond. The Cuban-Spanish actress is known for her appearances in War Dogs, Knock Knock, Hands of Stone, and Blade Runner.
The French actor is one of the new cast members that will be joining Bond 25, but his role in the movie has not been disclosed. He is known for his work in Nox and A Faithful Man.
Magnussen is known for his roles in Into the Woods, Black Mirror, Game Night, and Velvet Buzzsaw. He will be joining the cast in Bond 25 as a CIA agent but his character’s name is yet to be revealed.
Who Plays The Villain in Bond 25?
The Academy Award-winning actor, Rami Malek will be bringing most of the villain power in Bond 25. He has already assured audiences that he intends to make things very difficult for James Bond in the new film.
Rami will be playing a terrorist in Bond 25 who has secured a dangerous weapon that could possibly destroy the world. With him as the primary antagonist, we can expect god-level performance and action in the 25th Bond Film.