Dame Judi Dench confirmed at a recent awards ceremony that she will return to play M in James Bond 23. While she did confirm her return, she wouldn't say much more aside from being happy to come back to the franchise. Here's what she had to say at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards:
"Nothing... my lips are sealed. I can't tell you anything at all! Of course, I'm looking forward hugely to working with Daniel [Craig] again and with Sam [Mendes] who I've only ever worked with in the theatre. So that'll be all good fun to do! I'm so glad it's coming back, it's wonderful."
It isn't clear when James Bond 23 will go into production, although a November 9, 2012 release date has already been set.