There was some doubt, but he’s now locked to return.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON Productions; Gary Barber, Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc, and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film and Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015 (currently the same date as Ant-Man and Peanuts).
This is insanely good news. Skyfall is one of the best Bond films to date thanks mostly to Mendes direction (some of the credit goes to Roger Deakins cinematography).
My only problem with this news is the 2 year wait.
Then again, between this and Avengers 2 and Star Wars VII and a bunch of other already announced franchise films hitting in 2015 it could shape up to be a damn good year for blockbusters.