Bond scriptwriter says new films will “build on ‘Skyfall'”

John Logan outlines plans for follow-up films

James Bond scriptwriter John Logan has opened up about what fans can expect from the next two films in the franchise.

Logan co-wrote Skyfall and is on board to help pen the 24th and 25th installments in the spy franchise. Speaking to IGN about his plans for the films, he said: “My goal is to write a great movie that’s appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, but make it its own unique animal.”

He added: “The themes, ideas and the characters from Skyfall can obviously continue on, because it’s a franchise, and it is an ongoing story. So I think there’s a resonance from Skyfall in the new movie.”

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have set a release date of October 23, 2015 for the next film in the series, which is titled Bond 24. Though the forthcoming film will be Craig’s fourth appearance as 007, he’ll still trail Roger Moore, who starred in seven Bond films between 1973 and 1985, and Sean Connery, who notched up six Bond appearances between 1962 and 1971. Pierce Brosnan has also played Bond four times, beginning in 1995 and ending in 2002.

In 2012, Skyfall became the most successful Bond film ever at the box office, grossing over $1.1 billion (£720 million) worldwide.