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Work on BOND25 could begin Spring 2016

While the latest Bond thriller “Spectre” is still in cinemas around the world, producer Barbara Broccoli recently shed some light on the next film of the popular franchise – BOND25.

In a recent interview with Swiss news magazine, Barbara Broccoli, daugther of legendary producer Albert R. Broccoli, revealed that work on the 25th adventure of agent 007 could begin as early as spring 2016. “We have put three years of work into Spectre. It was a thrill, but now we want to enjoy the success and the reactions of the audiences. In spring we start again.”

Much has been speculated about Daniel Craig wanting to leave the role. On the subject whether he would return for a fifth Bond outing, Broccoli commented: “I hope we can continue with Daniel. I love him, obviously not just me but also the audience. I will try my best to keep him on.”

Daniel Craig in SPECTRE © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved

With the re-appearance of infamous terror organisation S.P.E.C.T.R.E. and its leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld, fans wondered whether Bond could possibly encounter both again in upcoming films of the world-famous spy thriller franchise. “It’s always a challenge to keep the balance between what the fans want and the demand to provide them with something new and surprising”, says Broccoli. “I think, the end of Spectre leaves us with endless possibilities. That’s a good starting point.”

BOND25 could see the return of Christoph Waltz to a possible cast as his character did not die at the end of “Spectre” but was captured. Same can be said about Léa Seydoux who drove off with Bond and maybe even for Monica Belluci’s character Lucia Sciarra who was advised by Bond to contact his CIA friend Felix Leiter for protection. Since the Daniel Craig films have been tied together by a common story arc, it would not be entirely out of the question.

Benjamin Lind

Author: Benjamin Lind

Benjamin Lind became a James Bond fan at the age of 15 and has since closely followed the production of every film since 'Tomorrow Never Dies'. Apart from writing about Bond, he is a founding member of the James Bond Club Germany and holds a position as advisor in its executive committee. In 2016, Lind released a charity documentary film entitled 'A Bond For Life - How James Bond changed my Life' in support of UNICEF.

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