He's Bond. James Bond. And he'll be back in theaters Nov. 9, 2012.

MGM announced on Tuesday that Bond 23, as the new movie is referred to since it is the 23rd in the series, will begin production in late 2011. Sam Mendes will direct and Daniel Craig will return to play 007 for the third time, after 2006's Casino Royale and 2008's Quantum of Solace. Craig is signed on to do two more Bond movies.

Craig described Bond as an antihero in a 2008 interview with Parade. “The question I keep asking myself while playing the role is, ‘Am I the good guy or just a bad guy who works for the good side?’ Bond’s role, after all, is that of an assassin when you come down to it. I have never played a role in which someone’s dark side shouldn’t be explored. I don’t think it should be confusing by the end of the movie, but during the movie you should be questioning who he is.”

It is unclear which of Ian Fleming's Bond novels the movie will be based upon. —ISHITA SINGH


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