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James Bond needs to move on from me, insists Daniel Craig

James Bond needs to move on from me, insists Daniel Craig

Thursday 24 November 2022 at 13:05, by Martin Macdonald
James Bond needs to move on from me, insists Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig believes it was important that his version of James Bond perished in No Time to Die so that the franchise could move on.

After Pierce Brosnan confirmed his retirement from the role, the casting rumour mill naturally went into overdrive, as Bond producers searched for their next Bond who would star in the Casino Royale reboot.

Craig would land the role and go on to lead the most commercially successful period in the franchise's history before retiring as 007 in 2021's No Time to Die.

In that movie, audiences saw something they had never seen before - James Bond actually died.

And, it seems Craig had a big say in that happening.

"Two things, one for myself and one for the franchise," he replied when asked by the LA Times why it was important Bond died.

"One, for the franchise, was that reset starts again, which (the franchise) did with me. And I was like, 'Well, you need to reset again'. So let's kill my character off and go find another Bond and go find another story. Start at (age) 23, start at 25, start at 30.

"The other was so that I could move on.

"I don't want to go back. I suppose I should be lucky if they were to ask me back, but the fact is I need to move on from it.

"The sacrifice that he makes in the movie was for love and there's no greater sacrifice. So it seemed like a good thing to end on... I'm very, very fortunate as an actor to have got to a stage in my career where I can now go, 'You know what? I'm gonna pick and choose.'"

Who will be the next James Bond?

Franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson said recently that any casting for Bond will not take place for a couple of years.

At the moment, the favourites for the role remain names like Idris Elba, Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, Kit Harrington, Rege-Jean Page and Sam Heughan.

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