We may know what the next James Bond is going to look like. After publicly bashing the franchise, Daniel Craig, who has suited up to play 007 four times, is now backtracking. If only one of his gadgets was a time machine that fit inside the cap of a pen.
During an interview with Time Out Magazine in October 2015, when asked whether he would consider reprising his role as the famous spy after Spectre, Craig responded “Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. 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.”
It was a response that understandably didn’t sit well with the studio or the millions of fans of the beloved series, with the four films helping to make the now 48-year-old actor a household name.
Now the British actor is backtracking, possibly because he really does love playing James Bond, or possibly because he’s finally realized that you don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Craig attended the New Yorker festival this past weekend and was singing a much different tune, saying “I’ve got the best job in the world doing Bond. The things I get to do on a Bond movie and the type of work it is, there’s no other job like it.” The actor, who has an upcoming Steven Soderbergh comedy as his only post-Bond movie role at the moment, went on to say “I love this job. I get a massive kick out of it. And if I can keep getting a kick out of it, I will.”
The new comments are a welcome change to both fans of Craig’s Bond and the film studio, with Bond executive producer Callum McDougall listing Craig as his first choice for a future Bond film.
While a follow up to Spectre is still in the rumour stages, there’s a good chance we’ll be getting more of this is in our future.