A few years ago current ‘007’ Daniel Craig was asked if he would return for another mission as James Bond. Given that it seemed his contractual commitment was technically up, it was a reasonable question. His answer seemed fairly definitive:
“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.”
But ever since the question of Bond’s future has remained. After all, the Bond franchise will likely always continue as it reinvents itself every fifteen years or so with a new man playing the secret agent. Now, it turns out that Craig has had second-thoughts and he formally announced last night that he WILL return for another film, due to start filming next year.
The actor was talking with Stephen Colbert and decided to make the announcement on his show.
“I couldn’t be happier. It’s been a couple of months and we’ve been discussing it and figuring things out… but I always wanted to. I needed a break,” he said, but addressed that original quote. “There’s no point in making excuses about it… but it was two days after I finished shooting the last movie and I went straight into an interview and they said’ Would you do another one?‘ and I said ‘No‘… instead of saying something with style and grace I gave a really stupid answer!”
Little else is known about ‘Bond 25‘ at this point, except that there’s already a release date of 8th November 2019 and that the as-yet-untitled adventure will be penned by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who wrote Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.