Producers of the next James Bond movie ended the rampant speculation about who will play 007 in the film, confirming that Daniel Craig will be back in the role.
The movie, to be directed by Danny Boyle, is scheduled for release in the U.S. on Nov. 8, 2019.
“Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions announced Thursday that production on the 25th official James Bond thriller will begin in December at London’s Pinewood Studios,” the AP reports. “Craig will reprise his role as 007 and Oscar-winner Boyle (‘Trainspotting,’ ‘Slumdog Millionaire’) will direct from a screenplay by Boyle’s frequent collaborator John Hodge.”
The news comes after many fans believed Craig, 50, was preparing to exit the series after four go-rounds as Bond.
“He said in 2015 that he would rather ‘slash my wrists’ than return to the role — but later backtracked on those remarks, made just after he finished filming his fourth Bond film, ‘Spectre,'” the AP reports.