The James Bond rumour mill moves quicker than TMZ’s celebrity breakdown section. There was talk of Idris Elba, Poldark’s Aidan Turner, even a female set for the role – only for all three tip-offs to be discounted in favour of an old favourite: Daniel Craig.

And it seems that wagging tongues have been firmly set with confirmation of the new film’s official release date.

The official James Bond Twitter account has announced that the next instalment will arrive in US cinemas on 8 November, 2019 with a traditional earlier release in the UK and the rest of the world. Mark your calendar now.

What’s more, despite disparaging remarks Craig made to Time Out regarding ‘misogynist’ James Bond (well, he is a bit), the 49-year-old turned down a $99 million deal followed by a $150 million re-offer for the role. Nice to see you again too, Danny.