Even though there isn’t a shadow of uncertainty currently being cast over the James Bond franchise as there was during the time that separated Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, I can’t help but draw parallels. Sure, the theatrical date for 007’s next outing may have been penciled in, but a lot of questions remain surrounding the project.
First, there’s the subject matter. Granted, we may not know the film’s title for another year, but that certainly hasn’t stopped rumors from surfacing. Not long ago, word on the street was that one of Raymond Benson’s novels would be adapted for the big screen, but the author himself swiftly shot down the notion of that happening.
Of course, the other hot topic causing much discussion has been that of actor Daniel Craig’s status. Although we’re fairly certain that he has one film remaining on his contract, it still came as a shock to hear that he’s supposedly coming back for two more. And even though he’s done a fine job of bringing a no-nonsense quality to the character, one can’t help but liken this to the days when an aging Roger Moore was lingering around.
According to Craig himself though, nothing’s set in stone as of yet:
“No decision has been made at the moment, there’s a lot of noise out there and nothing official has been confirmed and I’m not, like, holding out for more money or doing anything like that. It’s just all very personal decisions to be made at the moment… I know they’re desperate to get going and I would in theory love to do it, but there is no decision, uh, just yet.”
Actually, it’s quite understandable that he give this some serious thought. While Craig’s still in fantastic shape, a movie of this scale requires great commitment and would take a lot out of any actor, let alone someone who’s currently 49 years of age. One way or another, we should have an answer pretty soon, but until we do, tell us, would you like to see Daniel Craig return as James Bond? Take to the comments section and let us know.
Source: Screen Rant (via Magic 106.7)