Oh, Daniel Craig. No sooner had reports surfaced that the long-tenured James Bond actor had finally committed to the upcoming James Bond 25 than he’s only gone and shot them down. Seems the British actor just isn’t in on the role yet, throwing all those previous rumors of contract signings into the night with them.
Speaking with Magic 106.7, Craig said that he hadn’t actually made a decision on whether he wanted to return to the Bond franchise yet;
“No decision has been made at the moment, there’s a lot of noise out there and nothing official has been confirmed and I’m not, like, holding out for more money or doing anything like that. It’s just all very personal decisions to be made at the moment… I know they’re desperate to get going and I would in theory love to do it, but there is no decision, uh, just yet.”
While not an outright rejection – it further adds uncertainty to the future of his role in the James Bond franchise. Given that Craig is very aware of the discussion around his future in the franchise, there is a suggestion that this might all be a ploy to gain more money in negotiations. Who really knows at this point.
A few weeks back it was strongly rumored that Daniel Craig had finally settled on a contract for the upcoming James Bond 25. Eon Productions is seemingly very keen to get the movie into production – with an announcement that we’ll be getting the next movie in 2019.
I still insist that Craig should step out of the franchise. Spectre might have made a huge amount of money at the Box Office, but it was arguably one of the dullest James Bond films. It’s a sentiment held by many fans, who feel that Craig would be better off leaving the franchise in newer hands.
Do you even want him as Bond at this point?