When Spectre finally came out back in 2015 and turned out to be not that great, it looked like a new reboot for James Bond was on the horizon. Star Daniel Craig had gone on record saying he would rather “slash [his] own wrists” than play the character again. When it was announced that the 25th Bond movie was in the works and had a 2019 release date, reports started to go around that Craig was signing on to do another movie. It turns out that might not be the case. Craig was recently interviewed on Magic 106.7 (via Screen Rant and he makes it sound like the ink isn’t dry on the paper just yet.
“No decision has been made at the moment, there’s a lot of noise out there and 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… I know they’re desperate to get going and I would in theory love to do it, but there is no decision, uh, just yet.”
It sounds like Craig might be more willing to return to the series than previously thought. Maybe he needed a few years to calm down before taking on the next one. Or maybe they added a few more zeros to his paycheck. Either way, it seems no one is really sure whether or not Craig is going to return for another movie. Thus far his Bond movies have been alternating with Casino Royal and Skyfall being the good ones and Quantum of Solace and Spectre being the hot messes. So we are on track for another good one.
James Bond 25 currently has no director or confirmed star, but does have a release date of November 8th, 2019.