Daniel Craig Just About Persuaded to Return in Bond 25

Posted 2017/04/04 2348 0

It looks like, at long last, Daniel Craig has been persuaded to return as James Bond for one final movie.

 

After saying he’d rather “slash my wrists” than do a final Bond movie, sources say Daniel Craig is ready to sign on to return as 007 after Bond bosses decided Tom Hiddleston is “too smug and not tough enough” for the role.

According to the outlet, the actor has been “just about persuaded” to do one more film, before passing on the mantle to someone else. Here is what the unnamed source reportedly had to say about it.

"Daniel was very pleased with how 'Othello' went and the great reviews. Now Daniel's talks with Barbara are going in the right direction. They have a script, screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade [who've penned several Bond movies] are writing and they'll go into production as soon as Daniel is ready to commit. Plus, Barbara Broccoli doesn't like Tom Hiddleston, he's a bit too smug and not tough enough to play James Bond."

This lines up nicely with what Naomie Harris said not too long ago, about there being a very good chance that he’ll return.

Craig's reluctance on returning for Bond 25 seemed to soften last October when he said, "As far as I'm concerned, I've got the best job in the world. I'll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it. If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly."

If Craig agrees to return, studios should begin the bidding war to distribute this movie and future Bond films as well. As for Bond 25, the next step will be finding a new director for Craig’s fifth and potentially final appearance. Sam Mendes won’t be returning for a third film, but with Craig in hand and potentially a new studio as well, this should become one of the biggest directing jobs available. Regardless of the studio and director, Craig coming back once more is a big step forward for the future of 007.

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