Daniel Craig Is Still On The Fence About Returning As James Bond
When it was first announced that Daniel Craig would replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond over a decade ago, some people feared the relatively unknown actor wasn’t fit for the part, with way too many of those people citing his blonde hair as one of the reasons he wasn’t right for the role.
However, Craig quickly went on to prove the haters wrong with 2006’s Casino Royale, which remains one of the best— if not the best— Bond movies to date. Some people might think it’s sacrilege to suggest Craig is the best Bond of all-time, but even if he’s not your number one pick, you have to admit he gives Sean Connery and Roger Moore a run for their money.
Plans for a 25th Bond movie are already in the works; the script is written and the film is slated for release on November 8, 2019. The only problem? Nobody knows who is going to play Bond. In a 2015 interview, Craig said he’d “rather slash [his] wrists” than appear in another Bond film, and he reportedly turned down a $100 million contract to star in two more movies. However, it appears he hasn’t totally ruled out reprising the role.
Craig recently appeared on a Boston radio show while promoting his newest movie, Logan Lucky, and had this to say when he was asked about returning as Bond:
“No decision has been made at the moment, there’s a lot of noise out there and nothing official has been confirmed and I’m not, like, holding out for more money or doing anything like that. It’s just all very personal decisions to be made at the moment.I know they’re desperate to get going and I would in theory love to do it, but there is no decision just yet.”
We’d prefer a decision sooner rather than later, Daniel. Don’t keep us waiting this long.