A rather in-depth article on the Bond franchise in general talks quite a bit about the upcoming “Bond 22” scheduled to go into production this December.
Producer Barbara Broccoli says the story “will continue the path of Bond trying to find out who was behind the Le Chiffre operation. That’s as much as we’re going to say.” She does confirm that neither gadget-master Q or secretary Miss Moneypenny will appear – “Certainly, there may come a point where those beloved characters return, but at the moment, they’re not in 22.”
Scribe Paul Haggis adds “I can tell you it starts right where ‘Casino’ left off. Yes, Bond will be going after the organization that we hinted at. It will be the same Bond you saw in ‘Casino,’ a very human and flawed assassin, a man who has to navigate a morally complex and often cynical world while attempting to hold onto his deep beliefs of what is right and wrong.”
Producer Michael G. Wilson adds “Without getting specific, maybe there will be references to certain episodes. The approach to it is that Fleming is very much in the fabric of it.”
Actor Daniel Craig recently said “He also has to deal with revenge because he has lost the girl. Bond is still maybe too headstrong, and he doesn’t make all of the right decisions.”