A lot has changed since Spectre hit theaters in 2015. Many thought that Daniel Craig was finished playing 007 for good. The actor famously even said he'd rather slit his wrists than return to the iconic franchise, which he later retracted. After a few years and a lot of casting rumors, it was revealed that Craig was indeed returning for No Time to Die, and that he was not going to slit his wrists in order to do so. Fans were excited to hear the news and now the actor is happy about returning, though this really might be the end of the line.
In a new interview, Daniel Craig discussed his reasoning behind returning for No Time To Die. The new movie is all set to hit theaters next year and Craig felt he could offer the character more this time around when looking back at the last installment. Craig had this to say about returning to the role for quite possibly the last time after Spectre.
"If that had been it, the world would have carried on as normal, and I would have been absolutely fine. But somehow it felt like we needed to finish something off. If I'd left it at Spectre, something at the back of my head would have been going, 'I wish I'd done one more.' I always had a kind of secret idea about the whole lot in my head, and where I wanted to take it. And Spectre wasn't that. But this feels like it is."
Daniel Craig seems confident that No Time To Die does justice to his character and the overall story arc he has helped shape. The four years that have passed seem to have offered the actor some perspective while looking back on what he has achieved over time. Fans have enjoyed Daniel Craig's portrayal of 007, but they are also looking forward to see who will be wearing the tuxedo next.
Idris Elba has been rumored to take over for Daniel Craig over the years. He appears to be the frontrunner, though he admits that he has never had any formal discussions about taking the role on. Regardless, Elba would probably be the right actor to take it on after No Time To Die hits theaters and he thinks he would also do a pretty good job keeping the franchise afloat. Hopefully we'll get some sort of confirmation in the near future about the new 007.
No Time To Die hits theaters on April 8th, 2020. After a lot of troubles behind the scenes, the movie is finally ready to launch. Production was stalled when Daniel Craig broke his ankle, which resulted in a minor surgery. A crew member was injured when an on-set explosion went off and there were also a lot of problems with someone filming women in the restroom for some reason. Whatever the case may be, the movie is all set to hit theaters now. The interview with Daniel Craig was originally conducted by Empire.