Scriptwriter John Logan says Quantum may return in ‘Bond 24’

Crime organisation from 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum Of Solace' could make a a comeback

Bond 24 scriptwriter John Logan has hinted that crime organisation Quantum may return in the next 007 film.

The shadowy Quantum outfit were the main antagonists in Daniel Craig’s first two outings as Britain’s most famous secret agent, but were missing from the most recent Bond film, Skyfall. However, talking to Empire, Logan hinted that they may feature in the forthcoming Bond 24.

Asked if there would be a Quantum return, Logan replied: “There might be! Honestly, not being evasive, but the great thing about Bond is that I have 50 years of movies – 23 movies – and all the Ian Fleming novels and short stories, all of which are fodder. And when I’m working on the new Bond I’m constantly going back to Fleming and the other movies – what are the bits and pieces, what are the resonances?”

He added: “One of the things we learned in Skyfall is that the audience really enjoyed those, they enjoyed when they saw the Aston Martin, they enjoyed when we had references to things they grew up with, either from Ian Fleming or from the other movies, and that’s always been a part of my thinking about Bond.”

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have set a release date of October 23, 2015 for the next film in the series. Although 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 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.