With the past two James Bond films proving to be the most financially successful at the box office, there's no intention of stopping now.
The latest Bond film, Spectre, grossed over $200 million domestically, and boasts a total of over $880 million worldwide. The previous film, Skyfall, did even better, with a $304 million total domestically and grossing over $1 billion worldwide.
With a proven track record, it may seem like a no-brainer for another Bond film to come out sooner rather than later, but that may not necessarily be the plan. As reported by The Bond Bulletin this week, MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber spoke at the end of 2015 about the incredible success of the franchise and the world will see another Bond film.
As Barber said, "the franchise has never been stronger and plans for James Bond's 25th film are under discussion with our partners at Danjaq."
However, he made it clear that the plan is very likely to have a new Bond film every three or four years.
"Bond is the most valuable property that we have, and it's been on a cycle of every three-to-four years, and I anticipate it will be on that same three-to-four year cycle," he said.
The release schedule of Bond films has indeed been every three or four years for quite some time now, with a few instances of a one- or two-year break.
"Bond is clearly one of the most valuable film franchises in the world and one in which every single studio is interested in," Barber continued. "We have strong relationships with all our studios and we will continue to engage and have active conversations with many of them about the future. We are confident that we can draw significant value to the company and the franchise."
Since Spectre came out in 2015, we should probably expect another Bond film to come out in either 2018 or 2019. An official release date has not yet been announced.