Daniel Craig in Bond 25: The star will reprise his role as 007 agent in 2019 film
Despite his reluctance to return for another Bond film, and the media already speculating who the next 007 agent will be, it has now been confirmed that Daniel Craig is coming back to play James Bond, reportedly one last time.
According to a report by The Mirror, Daniel Craig has reportedly reached a deal to star in Bond 25 which will be out in 2019, and it looks like producer Barbara Broccoli has also roped in Adele for the theme song.
Broccoli has previously collaborated with Craig on a Broadway production of Othello and there have been rumours of him returning for one more Bond film ever since.
And if we are lucky, Christopher Nolan might be helming the film. Nolan told Playboy, "I've spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson over the years. I deeply love the character, and I'm always excited to see what they do with it. Maybe one day that would work out. You'd have to be needed, if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they're getting along very well."
It's been almost two years since the last James Bond film, Spectre, and that time has been dominated by speculation of whether Craig, who has played 007 in four films (and countless adverts) since 2006, will return.
The film itself definitely left the door open for more adventures, but repeated comments made by the star suggested he was completely done with the role, leading to the question of if he’d be back and, if not, who'd replace him.
Craig had reportedly said in a 2015 interview about returning as Bond, "I would rather, break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That's fine. I'm over it at the moment. We're done. All I want to do is move on."
Since then, the media has speculated who the next bond will be. Many names were raised, from the long-standing favorite Idris Elba to new front-runners Kanye West and James Norton. There were rumours of a female James Bond too with X-Files star Gillian Anderson petitioning for the role.
However, it now looks like any actors vying to be the seventh official Bond may have to wait a bit longer.