Following months of rumours, the stars of “Bond 25” have finally been unveiled.
The announcement was made live from Jamaica Thursday, with Daniel Craig (a.k.a. 007 himself) making an appearance.
Joining Craig in the eagerly anticipated flick are Rami Malek, rumoured to be the main villain, and Lea Seydoux, who is set to reprise her role as Dr. Madelaine Swann from the previous Bond movie “Spectre”.
Ben Whishaw will also return as Q, Ralph Fiennes as M and Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny.
Jeffrey Wright and Rory Kinnear will also return to the franchise, with them being joined by newcomers including Ana de Armas, Billy Magnussen, Dali Benssalah.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is among the writers, the BBC reported.
There is still no title as of yet.
On Wednesday, the official James Bond Twitter account teased a “live reveal” from an “iconic 007 location” at 8:10 a.m. ET on Thursday. Fans expected that location to be Jamaica, where actor Craig and franchise producer Michael G. Wilson were recently spotted.
The exact location wasn’t revealed at the time, but there were plenty of options closely linked to the popular spy franchise, including Ian Fleming’s GoldenEye home and set locations from “Dr. No” and “Live and Let Die.”
The tweet encouraged fans to “ask the cast a question” using #BOND25, which suggested we would find out who would be starring alongside Craig in what is expected to be his final 007 adventure.
“Bond 25” will be directed by Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”), who took the reins from Danny Boyle after the “Slumdog Millionaire” filmmaker parted ways with the project due to creative differences.
Boyle’s “Trainspotting” co-writer John Hodge wrote the initial script for the movie, which was then reworked by tried and tested Bond writers Neil Purvis and Robert Wade. The Guardian recently reported that “Fleabag” star-creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was brought in to “polish” the script.