Daniel Craig will be returning as James Bond for the franchises’ soon to start production 25th installment.
The actor put an end to months of speculation as to whether or not he would be playing the suave British spy for the fifth time on last night’s Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Ostensibly doing promotion for Logan Lucky, opening this Friday, Craig broke the news, hinting that as of right now, this will be his last outing as Bond.
I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note and I can’t wait.
Craig has indicated that he wanted to leave the franchise before. The films have a grueling production schedule and at the end of the last couple of ones he has voiced how tired he was from the experience. After Spectre wrapped, Craig stated that he would rather “slash my wrists” than go through another Bond film again. But with some time, and a good rest, it seems he’s ready for at least one more go.
If Craig were to not return, his interpretation of the character still reached a satisfying endpoint at the conclusion of the last Bond film, Spectre. It will be up to screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to pick up that point and move forward.