Daniel Craig confirms his return in 25th 007 film; it will also be his last James Bond act

FP Staff

Aug,16 2017 15:31 07 IST

For a really long time now, actor Daniel Craig's involvement in the upcoming 25th James Bond film was between rock and a hard place.

Daniel Craig as James Bond 007. Image via Facebook

Daniel Craig as James Bond 007. Image via Facebook

Last year, in an interview with Time Out, he had outrightly rejected any plans in the future to appear as the renowned English spy. He even went on saying (in plain humour) that he would rather slash his wrists than to return in a Bond flick.

But after much speculation, the actor has finally confirmed his return in the next James Bond film. He also added that this film i,e, the 25th 007 venture will also be his last Bond act on screen.

Earlier, it was reported that the British actor had been roped in to star in the next two Bond films, thus making him the first actor to star in six 007 flicks.

In his latest interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Craig is reported to have confided to Colbert that he is doing the film, according to a report by Variety. The makers of the show posted on Twitter an excerpt from the whole interview:

He also said on the show that he was a bit "cagey" about his return to the film franchise of late. Thus, there were various interviews which had an air of vacillation about the actor's presence in the upcoming Bond films. In one of his latest podcast interview with Morning Magic 106.7, Craig said, "I'd hate to burst the bubble, but 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 just yet."

Although Craig's involvement seems to be on the positive side, there isn't any information about the director who will helm the project. Earlier Firstpost had reported that filmmakers Yann Demange, Denis Villeneuve and David Mackenzie were being considered to helm the film.

Mirror.co.uk, in one of its reports, had earlier suggested that the 25th film will be titled Shatterhand. It will be based on Raymond Benson's 2001 novel Never Dream of Dying. The author also has books like Tomorrow Never DiesThe World is Not Enough and Die Another Day to his credit.

The previous Bond films that featured Craig as the sassy and chivalrous spy were Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).