It’s been a few of years since his last outing, but our favorite Double-O agent will finally return to theaters when Bond 25 arrives late next year! As such, there are typically two big questions that fans wonder whenever a new Bond film gets ready for production. The first is who will play the next leading lady, aka “Bond Girl,” while the second is who will play the latest villain to go up against Agent 007.
According to The Mirror, the latter role might be played by Helena Bonham Carter in the upcoming Bond 25. “Everyone thinks Angelina Jolie is going to get the part but bosses want Helena more,” their insider claims. “At the moment they are just finalizing the cast.”
Fascinatingly enough, current Bond actor Daniel Craig previously co-starred with Jolie in the 2001 film, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. However, as the quote states, it would seem that The Powers That Be are more interested in Bonham Carter for the role.
If the rumor proves to be true, Bond 25 would be only the third time in the franchise’s history where the film’s main antagonist was a female character (the previous two instances being From Russia With Love and The World Is Not Enough). Considering Bonham Carter’s history of playing villains such as Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films, it isn’t hard to imagine her going up against Agent 007.
As previously reported in March, Bond 25 will be directed by Danny Boyle (28 Days Later and Trainspotting) and written by John Hodge. The film will also mark the fifth and final appearance of Daniel Craig in the starring role and is scheduled to enter production on December 3rd, 2018. It will then be released on October 25th, 2019 in the UK and then released in the US two weeks later on November 8th.
So what do you all think? Does the possibility of Craig going up against Bonham Carter in his final stint as Agent 007 excite you or would you prefer to see someone else as the lead villain? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section below!
SOURCES: The Mirror