Bond 22 release date confirmed

Ah, what a shame. For all those out there who were panicking over the prospect that next year might slip by without a Bond movie being released – just because it bears the digits 007 – we’ve got bad news: Bond won’t be back in 2007.

Eon Productions have announced that Daniel Craig’s second outing in the Aston Martin will hit the cinemas on 2 May 2008. Having suitably impressed everyone on set with his commitment and performance, Eon honcho’s Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are ready to roll on Bond 22, which, as we told you earlier this week, has a working title of Risico.

The Eon statement read: “As we wrap production on Casino Royale we couldn't be more excited about the direction the franchise is heading with Daniel Craig. Daniel has taken the origins of Ian Fleming's James Bond, portraying with emotional complexity a darker and edgier 007.”

So, get set for another casting circus next year over villains, girls and theme tunes…

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