Bond 23 Title hint
A recent interview with Daniel Craig has proved that an actual title for the new film has been considered.
Anrea Mineo from CNN posted a tweet on her Twitter account, "I think I'm interviewing Daniel Craig shortly. Bond baby." Later on, she made another post saying "So Daniel Craig just told me they are starting the next James Bond film and it's got a title but he wouldn't tell me it."
Bond 23, as its inevitably known, is scheduled to begin filming in Pinewood Studios this November ready for its release on 26th Octobert 2012 in the UK.
John Logan hints about returning iconic character
At a BAFTA event, screenwriter John Logan hinted that an iconic character may be returning. A member of the audience reminded Logan of something he said years ago. He said "Bond should always fight Blofeld'. He replied by repeating the phrase after letting of a little smirk. However, the posibility of Blofeld returning to the series is quite bleak, as the previous fimls have been based around a QUANTUM organisation. It is more likely that James Bond will go after the QUANTUM organisation before engaging in SPECTRE. If you didn't already know, both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are set before the rest of the Bond films, bringing Bond back to basics and giving audiences the chance to see how Bond has changed into the Bond we all know and love. The SPECTRE organisation was first introduced in Dr No and James Bond had never heard of it before.
Because of this, it has left us wondering if John Logan meant someone else. Perhaps his quote from ten years ago was just to wet our appetites. Here are some iconic characters we think could return:
Q - The quartermaster of MI6, who hasn't been present in the previous two films. A lot of fans have been dissapoined with the fact that he has been considered 'not-required'.
Miss Moneypenny - Another character who has not appeared in the latest two films. Although suspicion has risen that Naomi Harris will play this role
Jaws - The guy with the expensive teeth. He has only been present in two films (and several video games)
Paris Carver - In Tomorrow Never Dies 1997, a relationship between James Bond and Paris Carver had blossomed before the film. Could she be returning?
Valentin Zukovski - James Bond hints in GoldenEye 1995 that he was the one who 'gave him the limp', suggesting that he has had an encounter with him before which hasn't been present in the current films.
Other characters could include Tanner or Robinson
Bond 23 to begin production next week
At the premiere of George Clooney's new film The Ides of March, Daniel Craig was asked about his third outing as James Bond
"Craig told me he starts the next James Bond movie next week, which means a lot of working out. Daniel did not know whether the deal was done for Adele to sing the main theme"
Filming at Pinewood Studios is still expected to begin in November. This means that they could be working on another scene in an unidentified location. It also confirms that the rumours of Adele singing a theme song is true, but we still don't know if it is for Bond 23.