Craig, Daniel Craig is back as 007!
Daniel Craig has finally put an end to speculation about his future as James Bond, and confirmed he will return to the famed spy role in the still-untitled 25th Bond film.
On Tuesday night, the British actor broke the news on The Late Show when host Stephen Colbert said the words we’ve all been meaning to ask. “Daniel Craig, will you return as James Bond?” Colbert asked. “Yes,” the actor replied as the studio audience erupted in applause.
“I couldn’t be happier,” Craig said of returning to the series. “I always wanted to. I needed a break.”
But he then went on suggesting he thinks this will be his last mission. “I think this is it,” Craig confessed, “I just want to go out on a high note and say I can’t wait.”
This wouldn’t be the first time Craig has set off alarms. Back in 2015, he told a reporter he would “rather break this glass and slash my wrists” than reprise his role as 007. But now, he has swallowed his words—and his pride—, and admitted to Colbert that those comments were a mistake on his part.
“There’s no point in making excuses about it but it was two days after I finished shooting the last movie, I went straight to an interview and someone said ‘Would you do another one?’ And I went ‘No!’ And instead of saying something with style and grace, I gave a really stupid answer,” he confessed.
Daniel Craig has been playing Agent 007 since 2006’s Casino Royale. He then came back for Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and the most recent Spectre. The last episode starring Craig made $880 million in worldwide box office.
The yet untitled Bond 25, as it is being called now, is coming to theaters November 8, 2019.