If we’re lucky, every few years we’re treated to a will-they-or-won’t-they love story that sparks our imagination and warms our hearts. Ross and Rachel from Friends. Jim and Pam from The Office. Daniel and Barbara from Bond 25. Yes, these are classic, iconic love stories, where two people who are destined to be together must nevertheless fight through a series of unfortunate events before going public with their mutual love and affection. Which is all a complicated and jokey way of saying, c’mon, Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli, we know y’all are going to make Bond 25 happen, so just do it already!

Of course, Friends only ran for 10 seasons, and it feels like we’ve been doing this Craig and Broccoli song-and-dance for the better part of our lives, but it seems that Craig has finally decided to re-up for one more Bond movie. According to a new report in The Mirror (via Yahoo! Movies) - which, yeah, I know, The Mirror - Broccoli has finally convinced Craig to return, and even managed to convince Adele to come back to sing the theme song. Here’s what the website had to say:

Daniel Craig has changed his mind and is set to sign up for his fifth Bond movie – with Adele lined up to join him. The actor, 48, claimed he would “rather slash my wrists” than play 007 again but his U-turn came after a host of British stars were tipped to replace him… But Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is said to have secured Craig – and we can reveal she is “determined” that superstar singer Adele will record the theme tune.

Well, that’s a lot to take in! While nothing is official until Craig himself says he’s coming back - we’ve been hearing for months now that he was this close to signing on the dotted line - it’s not a surprise that Craig’s change of heart comes after a little bit of distance between the publicity and the press junkets associated with the Bond movies. If I were in his shoes, I’d much rather have a chance to go out on my terms than spend an entire year of my life fielding questions I don’t know the answer to. Give Craig his official farewell tour, make some progress on his replacement for Bond 26, and everyone wins! We’ll see if this becomes official sometime in the next few days (or weeks), but this could finally be some gosh-danged closure for this ongoing saga.

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