There is no doubt that another James Bond movie will be released, but recently it has been rumored that the great Secret Service agent will not be played by Daniel Craig. Some people believe Craig’s departure is likely to happen, while others think he has every reason to reprise his role in the franchise.
According to Naomie Harris, Craig is interested in coming back for another appearance in the new James Bond entry. Harris was a part of the last two installments and thus is well-informed about the current state of affairs, so we can say her opinion on this matter is relevant.
Besides her memorable performance of Moneypenny in Skyfall and Spectre, the actress achieved great success in the movie Moonlight (2016). She even received the OBE award for this performance, which the Queen herself handed out to her at the Buckingham Palace. After this joyous event, BBC News used the opportunity to ask Harris what she thinks about Craig’s speculated departure, and she said: “I really don’t think that they’ve moved on from Daniel. I think there’s a very good chance that Daniel will come back. I think it’s way too early to be thinking about other people at this stage.”
If we take into consideration the fact that the two James Bond installments in which Craig plays 007 have turned out to be the highest-grossing entries of the franchise, we can say that it only makes sense that the producers and studio want the actor back for the new one, as well. Of course, they will have to find another guy at some point, but we assume they would rather keep Craig as long as possible.
Naomie Harris confirmed that the filmmakers and cast want to see Craig reprise his role, but the one person that needs to be persuaded is the actor himself. She explained this saying that he must be under a lot of pressure. We can’t say she’s wrong, as Craig once really stated that he “would rather slash his own wrist than come back.” However, he also added that what he does is “the greatest job in the world.”
As you can see, everything seems possible until Daniel Craig alone confirms or denies the rumors. We’ll keep you updated.