It’s official – Bond 25 has a director, a lead actor and a production date!

Danny Boyle will call the shots, Daniel Craig will reprise the role of James Bond 007 and the movie will go into production this December!

The news came via the official James Bond Twitter account, with a post that read: “We’ve been expecting you… #Bond25, Daniel Craig’s 5th outing as 007, will be directed by Academy Award-winning Danny Boyle from an original screenplay by John Hodge.”

The post continued: “Production is set to begin on 3 December 2018. MGM will partner with Universal Pictures to release the film worldwide.”

Bond 25

Some of this information was previously been discussed on It’s A Stampede!, when Danny Boyle confirmed his and John Hodge’s involvement in the project in March, making it pretty much official two months ago. However, it was unclear whether or not Daniel Craig would return to the role until now, having previously suggested he was done with playing Bond.

The as-yet-untitled 25th Bond movie continues a series that began in 1962 with Dr. No and has seen six actors take on the iconic role of James Bond 007. The actors have included Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and more recently, Daniel Craig.

Craig took on the role of 007 in 2006’s Casino Royale. The actor followed this up with Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

Bond 25 is expected to arrive in cinemas in late 2019.