Daniel Craig and James Bond. Two names we’ve heard plenty of in recent weeks. As more news has rolled in regarding the impending Bond 25, its release date, and potential directors, the question has inevitably turned to James Bond himself. Would Daniel Craig return as 007? Under normal circumstances, we may be inclined to think, “of course he’d come back.” However, following the shoot of the film Spectre, when asked if he’d return to the role, he infamously said:
“Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”
Needless to say, this didn’t go over incredibly well with fans. When it comes to our Bonds, we want those involved to be more enthusiastic about the character they’re portraying, and in that moment — and in moments past — it seemed very clear that Daniel Craig was growing fed up with the relatively shallow nature of the character. Yet despite that, a lot of signs seem to be pointing to Craig returning.
Back in July, it was reported that his signing on was a “done deal,” and there were even rumors that he’d be back for TWO movies. Just yesterday, Craig stated that no decision has been made, but in a recent appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, he dropped the news that yes, he would indeed be back as James Bond.
While this is great news, there are likely some fans who are more than a bit annoyed, given the things Craig has said in the past. Regarding that, Craig said:
“There’s no point in making excuses about it. It was two days after I’d finished shooting [Spectre]. I’d went straight into an interview, and someone said would you do another one? And I went, ‘No!’ Instead of saying something with style and grace, I gave a really stupid answer.”
Well, if Craig manages to crank out another exceptional Bond, I’m sure all will be forgiven.
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Bond 25 hits theaters on November 8, 2019.
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SOURCE: The Late Show