Daniel Craig Gives Hints He’ll Probably Play James Bond Again
While promoting his fourth Bond installment, Spectre, in 2015, Craig said he’d “rather break this glass and slit his wrists” than sip another shaken martini again, mostly because of the physical demands it puts on him.
In an interview at the New Yorker Festival over the weekend (via Variety), however, Craig suggested the Bond gig is actually a pretty good one. “As far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the best job in the world. I’ll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it. If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly.”
This news might dash hopes someone like Tom Hiddleston or Idris Elba would take over the role, but Craig has been the franchise’s producers first choice all along, especially since Craig’s last two Bond outings, Skyfall and Spectre, were the highest-grossing installments in the franchise’s 54-year history.
“We love Daniel. We would love Daniel to return as Bond. Without any question, he is absolutely Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli’s first choice,” Callum McDougall, executive producer on the last four Bond films, told the BBC late last month.
So, there you go. Hiddles and Elba will have to wait a little while longer.