No Time To Die? More like: Never Gonna Quit That Paycheck. Yes, it’s been beyond rumored that Daniel Craig would finally be hanging up his hat in terms of playing James Bond. We’ve heard that song before. He was reportedly going to stop playing Bond after Spectre came out in 2015, saying he’d rather “slash his wrists”. But then he signed up for the next one and No Time To Die is coming out in November (due to coronavirus push-backs). Well, maybe Daniel doesn’t want his last Bond movie to be marred with premiering during the year of a pandemic, because sources are saying that PR people are being told not to push this movie as Daniel’s last.
Daniel, who is on Saturday Night Live this weekend, has appeared in five Bond movies since taking over the role back in 2006 with Casino Royale. The fifth outing was supposed to be out next month, and was going to be Daniel’s last movie. The people who run bond have been talking about who would come next. Barbara Brocolli, who runs the James Bond franchise, has said how sad she is to see Daniel leave the role and it’s been mentioned several times that the replacement will never be a woman. Maybe black, but never a woman. But black woman Lashana Lynch playing a 00-agent still pissed off the fanboys. Well fanboys, it’s time to take a breath: Daniel may stay after all.
The Sun has sources who are saying things are slowing down on the whole Last-Daniel-Craig-movie front. It’s rumored that Daniel has asked the PR team promoting the movie to not “aggressively market it as his final Bond.” This fully suggests that he’s reconsidering leaving the franchise. A source told them:
“I don’t think Daniel is finished with James Bond, despite his previous claims. He was in this same position four years ago after Spectre came out, where he said publicly and loudly that he was done and then, as time passed, he just wasn’t. There is something about this part that scratches an itch and he’s not prepared to see it go to another actor yet. It’s all going to come down to how No Time To Die is received by the public and if it can become the highest-grossing film in the series. If it does, I think Daniel will be good for one more movie. He’s hedging that bet by asking for it not be marketed as a “finale”.”
I guess he just really wants to film another movie–feel the excitement of crew members getting harmed by explosions, having your picture taken in secret in the bathroom and having Grace Jones walk out after five minutes. Thrilling! Can’t wait to see what Daniel decides. And if you’re still sad about having to wait until November for No Time To Die just listen to Billie Eilish‘s Bond theme and it will lull you into a coma until then.