Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Rami Malek was reportedly being eyed to play the villain in Bond 25, but a current scheduling conflict could make him unlikely to take the gig should he receive an offer.
Per Variety, the actor is currently scheduled to shoot the fourth and final season of Mr. Robot from March through July of 2019. At the same time, principal photography on the next Bond movie is slated to kick off March 4th.
Daniel Craig will return for one last outing as the iconic spy. Also returning are series veterans Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris. Léa Seydoux will also be reprising her role as Dr. Madeleine Swann from Spectre.
Originally, Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire) was brought on to direct the film but ultimately left due to creative differences with long-time Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. True Detective‘s Cary Joji Fukunaga has since stepped in for Boyle and is currently working from a script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who’ve been writers on every Bond film since The World Is Not Enough.
A new release date was also announced following the director change. Initially scheduled for release on October 25, 2019, MGM will release Bond 25 in partnership with Annapurna Pictures on February 14th, 2020. Universal will be handling distribution internationally.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Bond 25 as we learn it.
What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click "Next" to find out.
1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes' (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as "MJ" that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.
Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter's motivations in Far From Home.
2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home
Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter's secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she's aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.
3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic Affair
This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won't be awkward for Peter.
4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury
The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.
The unlikely duo has been described to have a "brothers in arms" dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?
5. Spider-Man & Mysterio's Relationship Is The Central Focus
During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:
"The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There's no one more professional than him."
Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.