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Is The New James Bond Movie Set To Start Filming In 2014?

He wants a bigger role next time

'Skyfall' star Ben Whishaw has hinted that filming for the new James Bond movie will start at the beginning of 2014.

The British star, who played super-tech Q in ‘Skyfall’ opposite Daniel Craig, has claimed that the crew are reuniting in 10 months to start on the new 24th instalment of the 007 franchise, according to Entertainmentwise.

Ben Whishaw at the Cloud Atlas gala last night (Wenn)

Ben, who was at the gala screening of his new movie Cloud Atlas last night, sort of let slip that the Bond crew were reassembling in less than a year while talking about whether he had been liaising with Daniel Craig.

“No I haven’t spoken to him,” Ben said. “We know that we’ll probably be back together in about 10 months or something. Let’s hope so!”

Just last week it emerged that Sam Mendes was “75 per cent sure” that he would be at the helm of the next Bond movie, and Ben insisted that he wanted to see the director’s return while admitting that he wants Q to have a bigger role in the next film.

At the London event, which was hosted at Curzon Mayfair Cinema last night, he said: "I hope he does [return]! I really hope so. I would just like Q to just be in it more!"

Ben did have a dig at the Oscars for not recognising ‘Skyfall’ in its nominations, but he wasn’t too bothered as the movie did pick up Best British Film at the EE British Film Academy Awards as well as becoming the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK.

"What I gather is that films of that kind very rarely get recognised by the Oscars anyway,” he said. “I wasn't surprised. I mean, it's a shame of course, but it's done fantastic without the Oscars."

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