We are one step closer to the next 007 outing, even when the rest is uncertain.
After the release of Sam Mendes' Spectre, Daniel Craig shocked Bond fans by claiming he was exhausted by it and wouldn't return for another movie. From then, he clarifies the statement but still seems reluctant to jump on board for Bond 25. The production was put on hold because of his indecision while the search for the next Bond actor or actress has never been official. During the hiatus, Craig's most notable work is a scene-stealing supporting role in Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky
His fans can now feel relieved when Craig, speaking with Associated Press, confirmed he will return as 007/James Bond in Bond 25. About whether Danny Boyle is directing, Craig can't tell us yet.
The main star is in, but the rest is still in speculation. Writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade penned the scripts for all James Bond movies since The World is Not Enough, and they are expected to continue the streak. Meanwhile, John Hodge (Trainspotting) is writing a screenplay with Boyle, who is currently the closest to a candidate for helming Bond 25. If Hodge and Boyle's draft is approved, the latter would take on the official job. If not, a different director would be hired to work with Purvis and Wade's screenplay.
In his debut as Bond, Craig worked with director Martin Campbell, and they revitalized an icon that seemed outdated in the modern world. Craig's Bond removes himself from the Cold War-era image of a slick, suave womanizer and gives fans a scrappy and rough, yet still charming, incarnation of the character in Casino Royale and its three sequels. We can't wait for Craig's last appearance as Bond, but we must.
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