Daniel Craig has No Time To Di(v)e into 007’s future

Sep 29, 2021
Daniel Craig speaks to the media at the London premiere of James Bond 'No Time To Die'. Source: Getty

Daniel Craig has shaken (not stirred) spectators on the red carpet with some choice comments about the future of 007 while walking the red carpet at the London premiere of his fifth and final Bond film No Time To Die.

Looking a magenta velvet dream, Craig walked the carpet alongside Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. 

 

 

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Whilst being interviewed by Channel 9’s Correspondent Brett McLeod, Craig didn’t seem to express much sorrow when discussing his departure from the iconic Bond franchise.

McLeod asked Craig “Any sadness about this being the last time you’re going down the red carpet?”

To which Craig responded “Sure, yeah … I don’t know how much I’ll miss this”, looking towards the red carpet process behind him.

Pressing on, McLeod asked whether Craig would consider reprising his role again, as former Bond, Sean Connery did.

Craig then snappily replied “Nope. Definitely not”.

Finally, McLeod asked Craig his preference on who should be the next person to take on the famous 007 moniker.

To this, Craig replied “not my problem”.

It has been speculated that the next Bond will be cast with inclusivity in mind; with women and people of colour at the forefront of casting director’s minds.

 

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In an interview with  Time Out magazine in 2015, Craig made extreme comments regarding speculation of his reprisal of the Bond role, saying that he would rather “slash [his] wrists” than take on James Bond again. Craig also commented, “I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on … It would only be for the money”.

Although, Craig later explained that those comments were the result of pure exhaustion after commencing a press circuit just two days after completing filming on his third Bond film, Spectre, saying “Instead of saying something with style and grace, I said something really stupid”.

No Time To Die will premiere in Australia on November 11, 2021.

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