The latest movie is set to hit theaters Feb. 14, 2020

By Ale Russian
April 25, 2019 09:55 AM
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The Bond 25 cast is official.

Newly-minted Oscar winner Rami Malek will play the villain opposite Daniel Craig, who is returning to the franchise for what is rumored to be his final time.

Joining the two are standouts from recent movies and shows, including Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch, Game Night and Maniac‘s Billy Magnussen, Blade Runner 2049‘s Ana De Armas, David Dencik and newcomer Dali Benssalah.

Cary Joji Fukunaga (Netflix’s Maniac) is set to direct the movie after the original director, Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), dropped out in August 2018.

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Because of the delay, the movie will now be released on Feb. 14, 2020. Filming is scheduled to begin at London’s Pinewood Studios on March 4, 2019.

Craig will be returning for the fifth time as Bond, though his casting in the film was a bit up in the air, with the actor saying in 2015 that he was “over it at the moment.”

I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” he told Time Out about playing Bond again. “We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”

But the actor, 50, confirmed he’d be back while on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in August 2018, telling Colbert, “I always wanted to, I wanted a break.”