Daniel Craig is reportedly set to play James Bond in two more films.
The 49-year-old previously stated he’d rather ‘slash my wrists’ than play 007 in another movie, though an insider says he’s close to signing a deal that’ll keep his license to kill.
“There was plenty of talk about who would be the next Bond but Barbara has managed to talk Daniel into two more films,” an insider told the Sun.
“He is loved by audiences around the world and has driven a real resurgence for the movies at the box office, so bosses knew they couldn’t lose him just yet.”
Craig has played Bond in four films so far – Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre – with the rumoured deal set to take him to six films in total. Roger Moore currently holds the record for most Bond films, as he played the agent seven times between 1973 and 1985.
Sean Connery also technically appeared in seven, though one was a non-Eon film called Never Say Never Again in 1983 – a second adaptation of Ian Fleming’s novel Thunderball.
It followed the Eon-produced Thunderball film from 1965, which curiously also featured Connery as 007.
James Bond will return to US cinemas on November 8, 2019 with a traditional earlier release in the UK and the rest of the world. pic.twitter.com/6HnaDnfruK
— James Bond (@007) July 24, 2017
Craig’s IMDB page confirms him as the only cast member so far for Bond 25 in 2019, with the film believed to be called Shatterhand. As for the film following that, which will be the actor’s finale, bosses are considering a remake of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which starred George Lazenby in his only appearance as Bond.
“The script is nearly ready for the 25th film, so there is no time to waste on getting Daniel locked in,” the source added. “But the deal is almost done and the idea of returning to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service for the 26th movie is really exciting.” “The film sees James get married, only for his wife to be killed, so it would be an explosive way to end his reign as 007.”
Famed for guns and girls, it’s strongly rumoured that Cara Delevingne will be lined up alongside Craig as the next Bond girl, so maybe that will interest Craig to get back on board once more. Who knows?
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