James Bond 25 might just be headlined by Daniel Craig after all, at this rate…
As speculation mounts over the direction of the next James Bond movie, and the man who’s going to be taking the lead role in it, incumbent 007 Daniel Craig seems really quite keen to stay on.
Craig, who a year ago notoriously said he’d rather “slash my wrists” than take on another James Bond movie following Spectre, seems to have mellowed somewhat. “It was the day after filming [finished]”, he’s now admitted of that infamous statement, noting that “they say that shit sticks and that definitely stuck”. As he says now, “boo-hoo, it’s a good gig. I enjoy it”.
Craig was talking at the New Yorker Festival, and when the question came up about whether he’d be around for the 25th James Bond movie, he said that there have been “no conversations”.
But he also added that “as far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the best job in the world. I’ll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it… If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly”.
With the next James Bond movie expected to land in two years, that gives Eon Productions a few months yet to get its core cast and director in place. Right now, even though speculation has suggested it’ll be anyone but Daniel Craig for the next Bond movie, it doesn’t seem it’d be too wise to bet against him.