Daniel Craig confirms Bond retirement after No Time to Die
Daniel Craig has always teased his exit from the long-running action spy franchise and after speculation that No Time to Die would be the actor’s last outing as James Bond, Craig has confirmed in an interview with Stephen Colbert that he is retiring from the role after the 25th installment in the series. The clip, in which he also discusses his work with co-star Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and co-writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), can be viewed in the player below!
Confirmed cast members returning for the film include Daniel Craig as James Bond, Ralph Fiennes as M, Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as A, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. New cast members confirmed for the film include Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Arma, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, and Rami Malek.
Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) will direct the film which features a script written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios have partnered with Universal Pictures on the worldwide release of the 25th James Bond film. The superspy’s previous outing, Spectre, opened in U.S. theaters on November 16, 2015. The film earned $200 million domestically and $680.6 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $880.7 million.
The movie is due to hit theaters in the UK on April 3, 2020, and on April 8, 2020, in the US.