Daniel Craig says he’ll be “very bitter”, when new James Bond will take over
When No Time To Die hits theatres next week, Craig will make his fifth and last outing as 007 covert spy. Craig then jokingly remarked that whoever takes over the post next will most likely be quite resentful of him
Daniel Craig has quipped that whoever succeeds him as James Bond will most certainly be envious of him. When No Time To Die hits theatres next week, Craig will make his fifth and last outing as 007 covert spy. After a series of delays due to COVID-19, audiences will finally get to see Bond’s final mission with Craig at the helm, after the film was originally scheduled for an April 2020 release.
Craig will miss playing Bond
Craig recently mentioned bidding goodbye to this cherished character on a television show. The actor expressed gratitude to the producers for allowing him to wrap things up on his own terms, before adding that he will miss playing Bond. Craig then remarked that whoever takes over the post next will most likely be quite resentful of him. Craig described the scene as emotional, praising his character and stating that James Bond has been “the biggest thing” in his professional life.
— James Bond (@007) September 24, 2021
Following the release of Spectre in 2015, Craig made it clear that he would not be reprising his role as Bond, declaring that he would sooner die than make another Bond film, citing his age and an injury sustained while filming Spectre as reasons. Craig has since stated that he is immensely thankful for the opportunity to play Bond for the past 15 years, conceding that he should have phrased things differently.
Who could be the next Bond?
Following the announcement that No Time To Die will be Craig’s final appearance as Bond, these talks resurfaced, with a slew of new names being tossed into the mix. Rege-Jean Page of Bridgerton has recently been the subject of much conjecture, as has Tom Hardy of Venom, who has long been considered a front-runner among fans.
— James Bond (@007) August 31, 2021
It remains to be seen who will be the next James Bond after Craig, but it will most likely be some time before anything official is established. For the time being, fans can speculate about who will be the next to don the renowned tuxedo.