25th James Bond movie announced with 2019 release date

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Ian Fleming’s British super-spy, James Bond, will return to cinema screens in late 2019, although it is unclear whether Daniel Craig will reprise the role of 007.

Bond’s follow up to 2015’s Spectre is scheduled to open in US cinemas on November 8, 2019 with a traditional earlier release in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.

The as yet untitled Bond 25 will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

The Kenyan premiere of Spectre got the full British treatment with then High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner hosting a lavish red carpet event with his very own Bond Girl.

Spectre premiere in Nairobi
Former High Commissioner to Kenya, Dr Christian Turner and his wife at the premiere of Spectre in 2015. Photo: Twitter/CTurnerFCO

Cast, director and distributor for Bond 25 will be announced at a later date, but Tom Hardy has already been mentioned as a possible replacement for Craig with odds of 3/1.

Other rumoured 007’s include Michael Fassbender (10/1 odds), Aidan Turner (6/1 odds), James Norton (8/1 odds), Tom Hiddleston (6/1 odds), Jack Huston (6/1 odds), Jame Bell (25/1 odds) and Henry Cavill (20/1 odds).

Idris Elba is 6/1 odds to become the first black actor to play the suave secret agent with Nathalie Emmanuel rumoured to be in the running as the next Bond girl.