Ben Whishaw in the dark about Bond 25 [Updated]

The new Q knows as little as we do about Bond 25.

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Ben Whishaw spoke to Metro US earlier this month, while promoting Paddington 2. Whishaw provides the voice of the marmalade-eating bear from Peru for both this and its predecessor. Asked about Bond 25, he responded:

I haven’t had an update for a while. I would imagine, I think they have a release date for next year, so I think by the end of this year we have to have started filming something. Although it has gone strangely quiet, but that’s often the way it goes.

Source: Metro US

January 22 update: Whishaw spoke to The Guardian about a new Nicholas Hytner production of Julius Caesar as well touching on the Paddington films and Bond 25. Asked about the next Bond film, Whishaw replies:

I honestly know absolutely nothing. I think I’m going to be in it, but they haven’t told me anything. I don’t even know when we’re filming, haven’t read a script, don’t know who’s directing it. That’s the honest truth. It’s a funny process; I suspect they just haven’t written it yet.

Source: The Guardian

Key takeaways

  • At this stage Whishaw believes he will appear in Bond 25.
  • He has no certain information about when he’ll be needed  for filming.
  • He assumes filming will start towards the end of next year.

All in all there us nothing of real substance in there, he seems to be working on the same kind of assumptions as the Bond fan community when it comes to shooting dates.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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