Daniel Craig is going to be in the role of James Bond for the fifth time. That was slightly unexpected because Craig claimed that he would “rather slash [his] wrists” than play the world’s famous secret agent again. Well, something changed, and we will watch Craig as 007 once again.
In September, there were some rumors that Craig could be back as James Bond, and the New York Times has just officially confirmed that this is going to happen. The next James Bond movie is going to premiere in 2019.
Even though there were actors who were ready to replace Daniel Craig, he would be the one to sign on the dotted line. According to a source who spoke to Sunday Mirror: “It’s taken time but Daniel has come round, and the strong consensus in the Bond offices is that Mr. Craig is 007 again.”
The movie producer Barbara Broccoli also wants Skyfall singer Adele to perform a second Bond theme tune. The singer is said to return to the UK after she has lived in the USA for a while. Adele created a masterpiece with the 2012 Bond theme tune which won at the Grammy Awards as well as the Golden Globes.
A source close to the Bond project said: “Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. [Adele is] more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive.” The insider also said that Daniel’s wife Rachel Weisz supports him in his decision to film another movie, even though he will not be at home for a year.
Daniel Craig confirmed that he would not play James Bond again: “No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on. I haven’t given it any thought. For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it. I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”