James Bond 25’s release date has been pushed back by two months and is now expected to be released on 8th April 2020. The news was confirmed by the James Bond franchise’s official Twitter account, with a tweet that read: “The release date for Bond 25 has changed. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli: “We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing Bond 25 on 8 April 2020.”

It’s been a rocky start to the franchise’s 25th output, and it’s not the first time the release date has been pushed back. Director Danny Boyle left the project over creative differences last year, which meant the slated November 2019 release date was set to be delayed. When the film’s new director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, took over, it was announced the new Bond film would begin filming at Pinewood studios this March before being released to the world on February 14, 2020. But the date has now been pushed back two months.

Daniel Craig, who has starred in the last four bond films, is set to star once again in the next release. However, it’s currently unknown as to whether he’ll carry on as 007 following Bond 25

Speculation as to who would take over the role should Craig exit has been building steadily – with Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Madden and Tom Hardy all touted as potential replacements. Last month, Idris Elba teased fans speculating over the rumours he could take up the Bond role with a cheeky selfie with Daniel Craig at the Golden Globes. While Bohemian Rhapsody’s Rami Malek has teased he could be the next Bond villain. (via NME)

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A true stunner as Bond girl Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever (1971).

Yaroslav Horak (Harbin, 1927) is an ethnic Czech-Russian, then London-based, now Australian-based illustrator and comics artist, best known for his work on the newspaper comic strip, James Bond.

He was the second artist for the Daily Express strip James Bond from 1966 to 1977, then for the Sunday Express and the Daily Star from 1977 to 1979 and again from 1983 to 1984. In total Horak worked on 33 James Bond comic strips after taking over from John McLusky. Horak also created the comic series Jet Fury and The Mask, in addition to working on other comic strips such as Andrea, Mike Steele, and Captain Fortune, Cop Shop and Sergeant Pat of the Radio Patrol. (via Wikipedia)

Horak is my favourite James Bond illustrator. Great style and use of ink.

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The first footage from the 24th Bond film “SPECTRE” and the release of a new on-set video on 007.com. The new video shows Sam Mendes and crew filming an action sequence in Solden, Austria, with Daniel Craig’s Bond getting his action on against a snowy, mountainside backdrop.

“This is going to be one of the major action sequences of the movie,” says Associate Producer Gregg Wilson, “a jewel in the crown so to speak. It’s going to be spectacular and Austria seemed to offer everything that we needed to pull it off.”

Production Designer Dennis Gassner also chimes in, saying, “The thing that Sam and I talked about was how we are going to top Skyfall… I think that we are going to continue the history of the Bond films, making things that are exciting for the audience to look at and what could be more exciting than to be on top of the world?”. Directed by Mendes and co-starring Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes and Léa Seydoux, “SPECTRE” will open in the UK on 23 October 2015, and the US on 6 November 2015. (via Total Film)

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