As suspected, actor Daniel Craig is finished playing James Bond. The actor confirmed in an interview published this week that he’s moving on from the British super-spy after No Time To Die.
“This is going to be my last James Bond adventure,” Craig told Entertainment Weekly.
This is re-confirmation from Craig that he’s finished playing 007, as he told Stephen Colbert in November 2019 that he’s moving on from the role after No Time To Die.
No Time To Die will be Craig’s fifth outing as James Bond. His first appearance as the character was in 2006’s Casino Royale, and he reprised the role in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre.
In 2015, Craig said he wasn’t very keen on coming back to play James Bond again, but he was eventually lured back to the role. He told Variety that 007 movie producer Barbara Broccoli wouldn’t take no for an answer. “It’s not in her wheelhouse,” Craig said. “I had a nice long break [after Spectre], which I really needed. And then she was just persistent and came to me with some ideas, which we started formulating, and I got excited again.”
As for Craig’s forthcoming departure from the James Bond series, Broccoli said she’s in “total denial.”
The James Bond series will undoubtedly live on after No Time To Die, but who will play 007 in the future? That remains unknown, but Broccoli said the character will always be played by a man, at least while she’s controlling the series.
For No Time To Die, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Léa Seydoux (who also appears in Death Stranding) all return to the roles of M, Q, Miss Moneypenny, and Madeleine Swann respectively. The new cast members include Rami Malek as the villain, as well as Billy Magnussen and Ana de Armas.
No Time To Die hits theatres on April 10, 2020. In other news, it was recently confirmed that Billie Eilish will sing the movie’s title song, while Hans Zimmer has been brought in to score the movie.
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