A big James Bond 25 announcement is coming today

Jess Lee
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From Digital Spy

The next James Bond movie will be holding a special announcement event today (April 25).

Beginning at 1.10pm UK time, the official live launch for Bond 25 can be watched on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter.

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It's unclear how much will be revealed about the upcoming film (will we get a title?), but the event promises "exclusive cast news" as well as a "special Q&A".

The past few months have seen a lot of speculation surrounding the casting, so tomorrow seems like it will be the day we find out if Rami Malek is playing the main villain.

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"We'll have to see about that," the Bohemian Rhapsody star said in January, when asked about the rumours. "It would be nice to play a villain. That would be an actor's dream, another dream role for me."

In February, Variety reported that Maniac's Billy Magnussen is the leading choice to play a CIA operative, and that Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris will be back – but curiously no mention of Ben Whishaw.

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The working title for the movie is said to be Shatterhand (a reference to 1964 Bond novel You Only Live Twice) which hints at a potential way for Daniel Craig to exit the role as 007.

Cary Joji Fukunaga, known for his work on True Detective and Maniac, is directing the film.

The 25th James Bond film will be released on April 8, 2020.

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