Bond 25 Flickers Into Life After Recruiting Spectre Scribes

Can Bond 25 go on to become lucky number seven for screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade?

According to a report relayed by the Daily Mail, Purvis and Wade have been officially approached to pen the next installment in the iconic spy series, which would take their total James Bond tally to seven following work on Spectre, Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale, Die Another Day and The World Is Not Enough. While unconfirmed, recruiting Purvis and Wade for James Bond’s next globetrotting mission certainly makes a lot of sense – even if Quantum of Solace and Spectre failed to resonate with critics quite like Skyfall and the rather excellent Casino Royale.

The big question now is, of course, whether Daniel Craig will pick up the license to kill for a fifth (and final?) time. Co-star Naomie Harris believes there’s a “very good chance” that Craig will get back in the hot seat, but despite that, the British actor has remained coy.

It’s this alleged hesitance that has fuelled rumors of another actor being drafted in to replace Daniel Craig at the helm. To date, the likes of Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Jamie Bell and even Gillian Anderson have all been linked with the coveted part, but so far there’s been nary a mention from the studio. Much of that, of course, comes down to the current lack of movement on Bond 25, but assuming Daily Mail’s report is accurate, and Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have indeed entered negotiations, things could start to snowball very soon indeed.

At the time of writing, it’s still early, early days on Bond 25. But what do you make of this report suggesting Purvis and Wade are about to extend their Bond streak to an impressive seven? Let us know below.

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