It seems like Daniel Craig will not hang his James Bond tuxedo just yet. Reports indicate that the James Bond producer is determined to get the services of Craig as 007 for the upcoming film.
It can be recalled that Craig had said that he would rather “slash his wrists” than play the British agent again. The actor reportedly had a change of heart and will play the iconic role once more. Craig supposedly signed on to suit up again and will join forces with producer Barbara Broccoli for his fifth Bond movie.
According to Mirror, Broccoli is determined to have Craig in James Bond 25. The producer is also resolved to bring back Adele to sing the movie’s theme. The Hello hitmaker provided the soundtrack for Skyfall in 2012, and it earned over $1 billion worldwide, making it the most profitable James Bond movie ever.
Mirror quoted a source saying, “Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. It is taking time but Daniel has come round and the strong consensus in the Bond offices is that Mr. Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she’s more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive.”
Daniel Craig in James Bond 25
In an interview with Time Out London in 2015, Craig said Spectre would be his last 007 movie, and he would only do another for the money. “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists [than do another Bond movie now]. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on … If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money,” the 49-year-old actor said.
Reports indicate that Craig had been offered up to £120 million ($154 million) to do two more Bond films. The insider added that Craig’s wife, Rachel Weisz, is also on board and supports her husband’s decision to do a 007 agent film again.
So far, Craig has not officially confirmed if he will do another Bond movie. But once he does, this will officially end speculations about the actors who could replace him. Among the frontrunners as Craig’s replacement are Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, and Aidan Turner.
James Bond 25 is expected to start filming next year. Skyfall and Spectre scriptwriter John Logan is also returning. There were earlier speculations that The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan will direct the James Bond 25 movie.
Adele in Next James Bond Film
The When We Were Young singer had canceled the final two shows of her 25 world tour due to damaged vocal cords. In an emotional post on social media recently, she wrote, “On medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend. To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement.” See Adele’s full statement below.
Though Adele has a medical concern, the Bond producers are still optimistic that they can bring her back in the next 007 installment. Barbara is said to be “talking the singer round” to do the theme song for James Bond 25. Adele’s Skyfall was the first Bond theme song to win at the Brit Awards, Grammy Awards, and Golden Globes.
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— Adele (@Adele) June 30, 2017