October 11, 2016

Some positive news about Daniel and Bond 25, finally!

Sporting a platinum-blond crew cut that somehow gave his head even more right angles than usual, Daniel Craig took the stage at the New Yorker Festival Friday night to discuss his life and career, a conversation in which one question loomed above all others: Was he ever going to play James Bond again? By way of an answer, Craig recalled the time last year he said he would prefer to slash his wrists rather than do another Bond movie. “They say that shit sticks, and that definitely stuck,” he said with a laugh. “It was the day after filming [stopped on Spectre]. I’d been away from home for a year.” The physical strains of the role combined with the distance from his family take a toll, he said. Craig was careful, though, about not seeming to complain too much: “Boo-hoo. It’s a good gig. I enjoy it.”

In the short term, Craig’s schedule is full of other projects: He’s shooting Steven Soderbergh’s NASCAR-heist film Logan Lucky (the reason for the hair), preparing to play Iago off-Broadway, and will star in and produce Showtime’s adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity. He said there have been “no conversations” about the next Bond film: “Everyone’s a bit tired.” Still, Craig didn’t seem like he was ready to hang up the role for good. “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,” he said. Then, later: “If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly.”

Source: Vulture

September 30, 2016

Eon Productions want Daniel Craig to return for the next 007 instalment, according to a senior production exec on the franchise.

Speaking on the UK’s BBC Radio 4 Today program, exec producer Callum McDougall, who has worked on the last four Bond titles, said Craig was “absolutely the first choice” for series producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who run 007 production banner Eon Productions.

When asked if Craig would be returning to the role McDougall said: “I wish I knew. 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. I know they’re hoping for him to come back.”

Source: Deadline

August 12, 2016

Daniel Craig had spoken about his desire to move on from the James Bond character after last year’s 007 movie Spectre. When he recently signed on to star in a 20-episode TV series, Purity for Showtime, that seemed like further indication that he had hung up the tuxedo for good. But doing the limited series doesn’t necessarily mean that he would not be available to do another Bond movie, should he opt to do that.

“It depends when they do the next James Bond movie, but I don’t think it precludes him is the answer,” Showtime CEO David Nevins said at TCA on Thursday. “This will largely be completed during the course of 2017, depending how long they’re willing to wait and shoot the next Bond. There might be some breaks somewhere, but [production] will be fairly continuous.”

There has been a lot of speculation about actors who could be in contention to succeed Craig as the next James Bond, though rumors also crop up from time to time that Craig might be asked to reprise the role again.

Source: Deadline

November 28, 2015

With Spectre still raking in the cash at the global box office, producer Barbara Broccoli has revealed that development on Bond 25 is set to get underway this coming Spring.

“We have put three years of work into Spectre,” Broccoli tells 20Minuten.ch. It was a thrill, but now we want to enjoy the success and the reactions of the audiences. In spring we start again.”

Bond 25 will likely need to find a new director, with Skyfall and Spectre helmer Sam Mendes having seeminly ruled out a return, and while there’s been a tonne of speculation as to Daniel Craig’s continued involvement, Broccoli is keen to have him back for a fifth outing:

“I hope we can continue with Daniel,” she says. “I love him, obviously not just me but also the audience. I will try my best to keep him on.”

Source: Flickering Myth