James Bond 25 could bring back this classic character from Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace
James Bond 25 will bring back Daniel Craig as 007, but it looks like the famous spy could be joined by a classic character.
Felix Leiter, who was played by Westworld‘s Jeffrey Wright, was a CIA agent that helped Bond during the events of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
(And various other Bond movies of yesteryear, where he was played by the likes of Jack Lord and David Hedison.)
Speaking to fans during a Reddit AMA, Wright was asked whether the character could make a comeback in what will likely be Craig’s final outing. And the 52-year-old responded:
Yep, that’s it.
While that’s hardly a definite confirmation, the reappearance of Felix is feasible. Quantum of Solace acted as a direct sequel to Casino Royale, so it stands to reason that the franchise might want to bring back some familiar faces to close out the story for this iteration of Bond.
We know that Felix gets promoted within the CIA, and Bond briefly mentions him to Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci) during Spectre.
Bond 25 was recently thought to have suffered a leak with the news that Kingsman‘s Mark Strong would appear in the film, following an Instagram post that was hastily deleted.
Trainspotting‘s Danny Boyle is set to direct – although he almost turned down the job – following his work with the character for the London 2012 opening ceremony.
Meanwhile, Moneypenny actress Naomie Harris is unsure if she’ll return for the movie.
Speaking to The Graham Norton Show, she said: “I know nothing. I don’t know if I am in it, but I do know they start shooting at the end of the year. I have cleared my diary in anticipation, but I don’t know.”
The currently-untitled James Bond 25 will be hitting US cinemas on November 8, 2019, with a “traditional earlier release” in the UK.
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