It seems that Daniel Craig is coming back for another round as cinema’s most famous spy, according to a report from The New York Times. The report claims that sources have confirmed that Craig’s return to the franchise is already “a done deal.”
Earlier this week, Eon Productions and MGM Studios announced that the next James Bond film — the first since 2015’s Spectre — will be hitting theaters in the US on November 8th, 2019. The company didn’t announce too many details beyond the US release date and that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade would be providing the script. The lack of elaboration left fans wondering about the most important details — like who’ll be suiting up as Bond himself.
James Bond will return to US cinemas on November 8, 2019 with a traditional earlier release in the UK and the rest of the world. pic.twitter.com/6HnaDnfruK— James Bond (@007) July 24, 2017
Craig, the current incumbent, is a logical choice despite the disappointing reception of Spectre. But it’s certainly an interesting decision on Craig’s part, given that the actor previously stated in an interview to Time Out London just before Spectre’s release that he would rather “break this glass and slash my wrists," than return for another round as Bond, commenting, “All I want to do is move on." Craig would later clarify that comment, explaining that he was tired at the time of the interview and just simply didn’t want to confront the idea of returning to the role at the time. (He has alluded to leaving the role in various other interviews, too.)
The next James Bond film — which has yet to announce a director, title, or any plot information — is scheduled to release in the US on November 8th, 2019, with an “earlier” release planned for the UK and rest of the world.