The future of the James Bond franchise has seemingly been in doubt for well over a year now. While the iconic Ian Fleming creation returning to the big screen was inevitable, conflicting reports about Daniel Craig’s involvement has left us all scratching our heads.

Well, what we do now know is that James Bond will return on November 8th, 2019 in US cinemas, with an earlier release scheduled for the UK as has become the norm recently.

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are returning to pen the screenplay after working together on Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will once again produce so, behind the scenes, things remain much the same.

There’s currently no word on a director but considering the fact Sam Mendes was reluctant to return for the last instalment (which was nowhere near as successful critically or financially as Skyfall), it’s unlikely that he’s going to be involved in any capacity.

The cast also hasn’t been revealed but The New York Times claims that Craig’s return is a “done deal” and that this James Bond movie will be his last. Spectre ended his 007’s arc nicely but one final adventure for his version does make some sense. Hopefully, we’ll find out sooner rather than later but at least we now know when to expect the next movie!