Daniel Craig Confirms He’ll Play James Bond One More Time
There’s been a whole lot of speculation and fantasy-casting when it comes to the future of the James Bond franchise. And while Daniel Craig is contracted for one more film after Spectre, the actor has been a little wishy-washy about whether or not he’ll actually follow through with another 007 outing. Rest easy, Bond fans, because Craig is definitely coming back for one more.
We still have a bit of time before it’s necessary to replace Craig as Bond, and although the actor has previously seemed a bit negative about the chances of his return for a fifth 007 film, in his latest interview with The Daily Mail, Craig seemed more positive. When asked if he would return, Craig said, “I’m contracted for one more — but I’m not going to make predictions.” He then went on to say that the role is “getting harder,” but added “I’ll keep going as long as I’m physically able.”
So there you have it. We’ve known for quite some time that Craig is contracted for five films total, with Spectre being his fourth. But regardless of the contract, there was always a possibility that Craig could wiggle out of it if he decided to do so.
Fans continue to speculate about who might play Bond next — Idris Elba has been a consistent favorite, as many feel that the franchise could benefit from some diversity, while London bookies have placed odds in favor of Homeland star Damian Lewis. And of course there’s no shortage of British actors that have been mentioned, including Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston and Michael Fassbender.
For now, let’s stay excited about Spectre, which hits theaters on November 6.