Daniel Craig talks about whether or not he will return as the world famous “Shaken, not stirred” spy.
With the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, Spectre, on the horizon, it’s current star Daniel Craig has spoken about his future with the character in a rather blunt interview with Time Out.
When asked about returning for a fifth film Craig had this to say,
“I haven’t given it any thought. For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it. I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the f*** knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”
It’s clear that this is one tired actor and that comes as no surprise having been the guy at the centre of such a huge franchise for the last nine years. Spectre will be his fourth tentpole feature for the studio, and just one of these movies alone is an enormous undertaking for an actor to pull off. The 47 year-old obviously hasn’t completely written off the idea though, leaving room for a potential return for 007‘s next outing.
The other contributory factor in Craig’s reprisal will be that the distribution rights to the character are set expire after the release of Spectre, leaving the property open to the highest bidder. So at this point nothing is certain.
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Spectre opens in theatres on October 26th.