Daniel Craig seems more open to reprising Bond
With director Sam Mendes having already announced he will not direct the next James Bond film, many have assumed that Daniel Craig was also ready to abandon the role, especially after comments in the press that he’d rather slash his wrists than do another one. However, Vulture reports that Craig has made new comments to the contrary, now that the dust has somewhat settled on the trials of filming the last movie.
“They say that sh*t sticks, and that definitely stuck,” Craig said of the famous comment. “It was the day after filming [stopped on ‘Spectre’]. I’d been away from home for a year. Boo-hoo. It’s a good gig. I enjoy it.”
Craig, who is currently shooting Steven Soderbergh’s NASCAR-heist film Logan Lucky, said that “no conversations” have taken place about the next Bond film, noting that “everyone’s a bit tired.” However, he sounded more keen on reprising 007 than ever.
“As far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the best job in the world,” Craig stated. “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.”
The most recent film in the 54-year-old franchise, last year’s SPECTRE, grossed over $880 million globally but was considered a critical disappointment after the well-recieved Skyfall.
Past rumored names to replace Daniel Craig are Tom Hiddleston, Jamie Bell and Idris Elba, though no official word has come from MGM, Sony Pictures or franchise producer Barbara Broccoli.
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