Although he said he wouldn’t play James Bond again, even to the point in turning down an obscene amount of money from MGM and Sony, Daniel Craig could make a return as 007. After a round of somewhat scathing press interviews, in which the actor claimed he would rather ‘slit his wrists’ then play the superspy again, the question on who would fill the 007’s shoes remained a hot topic.
A number of contenders to the role surfaced with names ranging from Tom Hiddleston to Idris Elba following Craig’s ‘departure’. But during a recent interview, it seems the actor hasn’t quite closed the book on 007 as yet.
“They say that shit sticks, and that definitely stuck. 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,” said Craig in a recent interview with Vulture. This of course may well result in an opportunity for the actor to play 007 again.
Reportedly, Craig was offered $150 million to return as Bond in a two-movie deal. The offer is unprecedented but there’s no denying that Craig’s Bond films have been the franchise’s most successful films. One person though who will not return to the franchise is Sam Mendes who directed Skyfall and Spectre.
James Bond 25 is currently in development but the major stumbling block is the void left by Craig. However with this recent revelation, the film could come into fruition if the actor signs on the dotted line. “I’ll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it,” added the actor. “If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly.”