Recently, director Cary Fukunaga said that he’s going to finish off the character arc that began in “Casino Royale” in his upcoming “Bond 25.” And one of the ways he’s going to do that for his upcoming James Bond film is by welcoming back some of the bigger names that starred in previous films, including the incredibly rare move of bringing back a former Bond Girl.
According to the Daily Mail (who often has the inside scoop on all things Bond), Fukunaga is welcoming back French actress Léa Seydoux to the superspy franchise. For those not familiar, Seydoux originally played Dr. Madeleine Swann in “Spectre.” And as happens with many female characters in the James Bond franchise, Swann would end up romantically attached to the spy. But rarely (if ever) has a Bond Girl come back for a round 2.
The report also said that actors Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris are also returning to their respective roles. However, those people were more than likely going to return no matter way.
When asked about why Seydoux and the rest are returning for “Bond 25,” Fukunaga said, “You have some of the best actors in the world here. Why wouldn’t I have the best coming back?!”
Seydoux has been quite busy in the last several years between Bond roles. Recently, the actress has starred in films like “Zoe” and “Kursk.” And currently, she’s in production on the upcoming Wes Anderson film, “The French Dispatch.”
There’s still no word on what fans can expect with “Bond 25.” The script has gone through numerous revisions, with the original script scrapped when Danny Boye came aboard, but then revived when the aforementioned director left the project. Now, Bond mainstays Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are said to be working closely with Fukunaga on the upcoming “Bond 25”
“Bond 25” will be released on February 14, 2020.