James Bond Will Return in… Bond 24 and 25!

Skyfall screenwriter John Logan has been tapped for Daniel Craig's fourth and fifth outings as the British super spy.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

 

The internet is all aflutter today when news – six month old news, but the way – came down from the Daily Mail that James Bond will return for his 24th (canonical) adventure in 2014. The real news isn't that James Bond will return (as if they would stop making these movies all of a sudden), but that Skyfall co-writer John Logan has been tapped to write the screenplay for the next two Bond movies in a row, according to Deadline.

Logan is a prolific screenwriter who has earned mutliple Academy Award nominations, for Gladiator, The Aviator and Hugo. He was brought aboard Skyfall, his first James Bond picture, to rewrite the original script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have worked together on every Bond screenplay since 1999's The World is Not Enough. The story is being kept tightly under wraps, with only the producers, Craig, Logan and "trusted aides" aware of the direction that the franchise will take next. But we imagine it will have something to do with James Bond fighting bad guys.

This development, which again was reported six months ago (sans details), marks a return to the Bond franchise's regular release schedule, after an unexpected four year delay between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall resulting from MGM's famous legal troubles.

Skyfall is currently in theaters worldwide, and opens in the United States on November 9, 2012.

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