The 'Grand Budapest Hotel' star will be back as M in the next adventure.
The closing of James Bond's last adventure, "Skyfall," reestablished some of the series' most iconic elements. In the final scene, Naomie Harris revealed herself to be Moneypenny, and Ralph Fiennes' Mallory took up the title of M from Judi Dench.
It was all a nice moment of nostalgia for the series' 50th anniversary, but the arrival of M and Moneypenny was also a sign of things to come, as both Harris and Fiennes have been confirmed for the next installment.
When MTV News recently spoke with Fiennes for Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," he said that he knew nothing about the movie itself, but he did confirm he's got some filming dates already marked in his calendar.
"It's meant to start shooting in October," Fiennes said.
At this point, not much is known about the upcoming 007 movie other than the principal talents involved. Daniel Craig is making his fourth appearance as the man with a license to kill. Sam Mendes is once again directing, though without the help of master cinematographer Roger Deakins. "Skyfall" co-writer John Logan is providing the script, which Fiennes has yet to read.
"I haven't read a script yet, so I can't tell you much," he said. "They'd probably swear me to secrecy anyway."
With a start date set for October, that gives the team a little over a year to meet the November 2015 release date.
"Bond 24" will open in theaters on November 6, 2015.