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The ‘will he/won’t he return’ saga concerning its suave leading man. The intense speculation on a certain master of Olympic ceremonies being involved.

Well today, Eon Productions have finally confirmed its plans for James Bond’s 25th big-screen adventure.

In what will be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as the spy. Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours/Slumdog Millionaire) will be directing the latest instalment, armed with an original script developed by his Trainspotting collaborator John Hodge, breaking the run of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade’s streak of writing all of Craig’s 007 outings.

Crafting a pulsating and kinetic visual style throughout his impressive body of work, we’re already itching to see what Boyle brings to the blockbuster series.

With 2015’s Spectre which pitted Craig against Christoph Waltz, being the last film for Sony Pictures. The international distribution for the film will now be handled by Universal Pictures, teaming up with Eon and MGM who will release the film in the US, through a new joint venture with Annapurna Pictures.

Bond 25 begins production at Pinewood Studios in December, as it aims for a 25th October 2019 release in the UK.