Actor Daniel Craig confirmed his return as the iconic James Bond on Stephen Colbert’s show, just last month. However, the writers’ team had been working on MGM’s James Bond 25 since March. As soon as the star confirmed that he’ll be making his return as 007 one more time, the studio put everything in overdrive. Just last week we reported that MGM also contacted the Grammy winning Beyoncé to sing the James Bond 25 theme song. And now we have just received our first shocking James Bond 25 plot leak. This rumor was first reported by Page Six, who are known for reporting fake news but there has been a second unnamed source which is backing up their claim. According to the rumor James Bond apparently, leaves Her Majesty’s Secret Service in order to get married. Sounds blissful but since its James Bond we are talking about, things are never so simple. We previously heard that James Bond 25 is going to be based on the 2001 Bond novel “Never Dream of Dying“ written by Raymond Benson.
The reports suggested that James Bond 25 will be titled Shatterhand and Bond will face a blind bad guy which he finds out to be the mastermind behind a police raid that goes horribly wrong. However, writer Raymond Benson was quick to shoot down the rumors. Now the unnamed source leaked the vital plot details claiming that:
“Bond quits the secret service, and he’s in love and gets married. His wife then gets killed.”
The leaker further explains that a grieving and furious Bond comes back to the secret service one last time to avenge his dead wife and apprehend the bad guys who did this. All of this sounds a bit doozy but there is a possibility this is true. Léa Seydoux who played Dr. Madeleine Swann in the last James Bond movie, Spectre, is reportedly returning for James Bond 25. Bond saved Dr. Swann in Spectre’s third act as she was his love interest. In light of these reports, the leaked plot details seem believable. Page Six did, however, add to their report that now since the plot has been leaked, the writers Robert Wade and Neal Purvis may try to change the script a bit. This sounds like the people at Page Six trying to cover their bums in case their rumor gets shot down by the studio.
Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond also wanted his beloved creation to enjoy a life away from the action as a family man. In the novel & film – Her Majesty’s Secret Service, James Bond gets married to Tracy Draco but she was murdered by Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Oscar winner Christoph Waltz appeared as Blofeld in Spectre recently and in light of these facts, the leaked plot details of Bond getting married to Dr. Swann who gets killed by Blofeld in the upcoming James Bond 25 seem plausible. The upcoming Bond movie has the same writing team that worked on Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. The movie is scheduled to release on November 8, 2019. BAFTA winning director Yann Demange is the front runner to direct James Bond 25 but it’s not official yet.
Daniel Craig mentioned in an interview that he only decided to return because he wants to ‘go out on a high note’ but the leaked plot detail suggests otherwise. As we wait for any official news regarding the matter, stay tuned for more and latest Hollywood news.