Bond fans, you can now heave a sigh of relief as Daniel Craig has confirmed he will return as Agent 007 in the upcoming movie ‘Bond 25’.
While appearing on the ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ Craig officially confirmed that he will essay the role of James Bond in ‘Bond 25’.
When asked if he will return as the secret agent, he said, “Yes!”
He said he’s known he would reprise the role for “a couple of months” now.
He added, “We’ve been discussing it, we’ve just been trying to figure things out. I always wanted to, I needed a break.”
The ‘Lucky Logan’ star earlier Tuesday morning told a Boston radio program, “I’d hate to burst the bubble, but no decision has been made at the moment. There’s a lot of noise out there, nothing official has been confirmed, and I’m not, like, holding out for more money or doing anything like that. It’s just all very personal decisions to be made at the moment.”
The actor also shared that “they’re desperate to get going and I would in theory love to do it, but there is no decision just yet.”
In regards to his comments, he told Colbert, “There’s no point making excuses about it, but it was two days after I had finished shooting the last movie and I went straight to an interview where someone asked, ‘Would you do another one?’ and I went, ‘No!’.
Craig also apologised to all the people he gave interviews to because he wanted to tell this news to them.
The actor has been playing Agent 007 since 2006’s ‘Casino Royale’, and has since starred in three other Bond films -2008’s ‘Quantum of Solace’, 2012’s ‘Skyfall’ and 2015’s ‘Spectre’.
‘Bond 25’ was officially announced by EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer last month with a slated November 8, 2019 release date.