Bond fans will want to stay glued to their computers for eagerly anticipated news concerning the 24th James Bond film this Thursday, December 4. Since Skyfall‘s release in 2012, there has been a lot of speculation about the upcoming Bond film, and now fans will know the official title as well as the full cast of the newest entry in the beloved franchise.
Daniel Craig, who has played James Bond in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall, will return as the secret agent. Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and Naomie Harris are all set to return to the 24th installment, while Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista and Christoph Waltz are reported to have joined the cast, with Seydoux playing the newest Bond girl, as we covered here.
There have been rumors as to which classic Bond villain Christoph Waltz will be playing, and these rumors will be put to rest on Thursday with the release of each cast member’s role. Word is that he will be playing Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the villain introduced in 1963’s From Russia With Love. Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) is rumored to be playing a character named Hinx.
Sam Mendes is directing Bond 24 (he also directed Skyfall). The James Bond series is the third-highest-grossing film series in the world behind Harry Potter and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Principal photography is set to start next Monday, December 8th, and the movie is set to be released in the UK first on October 23, followed by a U.S. release on November 6, 2015.