As expected, the Powers That Be in the James Bond universe have unveiled details surrounding the upcoming 25th movie in the canon.
Thursday morning, details of the film were revealed during a livestream event from an iconic villa locale where the bulk of the James Bond books were penned by author Ian Fleming. The movie's title was not revealed during the ensuing discussions, with the team instead choosing to keep calling it Bond 25 for the time being.
The cast, however, was confirmed. Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Geoffrey Wright are among the film's returning stars. Rami Malek, previously rumored to be close to signing on in a villainous capacity, was also confirmed to be aboard the film. Several cast members joined for the livestream, where they were presented with a prerecorded message from recent Oscar winner Malek.
Joking that he was "not jealous one bit" of the cast's Jamaica trip, Malek said he was looking forward to making sure Bond didn't have it easy this go-around. "I'm stuck here in New York in production but I am very much looking forward to joining the whole cast and crew very soon," he said.
The still-untitled 25th Bond film, the team teased Thursday, will begin with 007 "not on active service" and instead "enjoying himself in Jamaica." Shooting in Jamaica and Norway has already taken place, with additional production still set for parts of London and a small town in Italy.
Following the exit of Danny Boyle last year, True Detective's Cary Joji Fukunaga stepped in to direct. The film is due April 8, 2020.