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Connery was already 6 films in at that point though, and shooting was a little different as well.
Moore hung around probably a little too long, but he and Cubby had a great relationship (dare i say, almost like how Mike and Babs have with Craig)
Dalton - left because it took too long to get the next film going..
Brosnan fulfilled his contract but could've gone 1 more film had EON not made the choice to reboot with CR.
age is just a number, and at 47, Craig is in much better shape than any of the previous actors were at the same time - given Craig's physical condition, he could still pull off the physicality even into his 50s..... but.... i wouldn't go much further than early 50s with a Bond actor.. just my opinion.
Second point is true, was just making an observation :)
As for your first point, maybe they'll hang on to him for that reason, they (and we) love him and there's no commercial reason not to keep him
Has everyone just dropped acid or something. Some random guy drops in and has a friend who over heard a conversation stating that Spectre will be Daniel Craig's last Bond film. No names of the people concerned, but he does work in the film industry...because he typed it and said it must be true. That way it makes it true. 8-|
And all those Craig fans getting their knickers in a twist because someone said Daniel Craig would finish with Bond after Spectre. Seriously.
Now I can't of course say for sure that any of this is true or untrue. Though my BS meter has maxed out.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm making preparations to become the next president of the USA.
MGW and Babs love him in the role, he is enjoying himself in the role so to this degree I am confident that DC WILL make another movie. After that he may well decide to call it a day.
On a separate note the next Bond will be young again so ruling out Elba and Lewis, especially seeing as Bond films could have a gap now of 3 years between them?
Connery started to make noises about leaving the role after TB. Moore talked about quitting after MR. So there is probably talk from Craig about ending now and on a high note.
I was just watching the PTS to SF and remembered how good it was. With SP looking to dwarf SF in every conceivable way, even if Craig wanted to leave, I dont think the public will allow him to leave lol.
My thoughts on this matter are similar to many other peoples thoughts that depending on the financial success of Spectre, this will determine whether Daniel Craig returns. If Spectre is the hit that I and many others suspect it will be I believe we are in for another Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes film. My understanding of how the film industry works is that any new production company that signs on to do a Bond film would want to guarantee their investment. In my opinion what better way to do this than bring back what has worked for the past two films. It is obvious that money and time are no object when trying to get the actors and directors the bond franchise craves. Therefore as I have read the December draft of the screenplay, followed this thread and others about bond and kept up with all news items in my opinion we will get one more Daniel Craig film. I for one hope this is another Sam Mendes film as well, as the trust he and Craig receive means large budgets. Which as we have seen with the Spectre coverage will translate very nicely onto the big screen.
Off topic, but I'd rather see a non British actor. British villains are just so clichés now.
I agree on Brits playing Brits as bad guys being a cliche. However, I don't mind Brits playing another nationality (accent and all) as a bad guy, as Irons did in DH3
He was one of the very few good things about this movie. But even a Brit playing a villain of another nationality is a bit of a cliché in itself. I say this and I usually suggest British actors for Bond villains, but it is because I know them more. I love how pretty much all major villains during the Craig era have been played by non Anglo Saxon actors.
It's unlikely a knee injury fully mended would be an obstacle to him returning but you never know, perhaps the injury is more serious than we know.
I tend to agree. Assuming he is fit I can't see a reason why he wouldn't want to do one more film. It's another big pay day and once he's left Bond he's never going to reap that sort of fee. I'm sure he'll have a successful post-Bond career but i doubt he'll be the leading star in big budget Hollywood films. He might as well do one more (subject to his health).
I really think Bond is the exception for DC. He's really an off the radar actor and personality, and seems extremely uncomfortable with any promotional activities. He's made a few big films, but I don't see him as craving any of this really. He's like Dalton in that respect.
If SP is indeed his last, it will be 100% his choice for creative reasons. Not EON's.
If any of his comments were 100 percent genuine/honest and not done for publicity or for comedy, then I'd say there is a realistic chance he will call it a day after SPECTRE.
I personally found his comments unnecessary and vulgar but hey, just my opinion. Brosnan called the producers "f*****s" (after he was replaced) which wasn't that nice.
Yet Craig is far more comfortable with all the baggages that come with Bond than Dalton or Brosnan ever were. And he has far more creative control than any other actor in the role. My bet is that he might play a role in choosing his successor when the time comes.
Anyway, next topic?
Or Rickman as Hans for that matter. I would completely lose my shit if Rickman was cast as a Bond villain.
It is twenty years too late. Alan Rickman would have have been ideal for the Brosnan era: British veteran actor.
*Not saying these are the best choices, but IMO Craig would love working them with them.
I'm confident about B25, not after though. I think if SPECTRE hits a billion again, Mendes will complete his "Dark Knight" trilogy (as he keeps comparing himself with Nolan's franchise) with Bond 25 and Craig, and then they'll both be done. Which I am completely satisfied with.
Perhaps that is what has brought up all this discussion, maybe there are talks about Dan quitting after SPECTRE, but perhaps they mean the SPECTRE storyline.. which very well could continue into B25. I know they have clearly said he will be done after "SPECTRE" and I'm adding 100% speculation, but its really just what makes sense when you look at what they are setting up (SPECTRE for a possible B25 return), the Nolan comaprison (Mendes staying for a trilogy), and Craig being satisfied in the role (every interview ever).
And this is why his successor will not be some 40something actor. It is very unlikely anyway, if they want someone to keep the role for a while.
But how can they pick, for example, an actor in their early-mid 30s to play the part if the next one takes place in the same time frame and universe as Casino, Quantum, Skyfall, and Spectre? It won't make sense to have a Bond looking noticeably younger than Craig in a movie taking place not long after his era.
They have been doing so in the previous continuity.