“They [the producers] just want more gags,” he said. “The next one’s going to be a lot funnier. Octopussy and Pussy Galore style gags. They’re all great names but that’s the thing, the Bond jokes will be flipped on their heads.”
The 39-year-old actor is keen to make Bond his own creation and that will apparently mean showing a softer, less macho side to the character.
“Bond is supposedly the most male moment [in film] but to me he’s never been macho. That Bond is something that Sean Connery created in Dr No,” he said.
“I don’t know Sean but I wouldn’t want to meet him in a dark alley he was a big strong guy and he had a big male presence about him.
“Everybody was in an uproar when he was going to be James Bond. He got flak because he was basically an Edinburgh bricklayer. And everyone who read the books thought how can he possibly do it? But he created a style that was unique and kind of sexy.”
Not that Daniel wants to imitate Connery or any other preceding Bond, adding: “There’s no point in trying to compete with every Bond that came before. You manage to make it your own.”