Daniel Craig Reportedly Signs on to Play Bond for The Fifth Time
Posted 2017/07/09 1950 0
Daniel Craig has changed his mind and is set to sign up for his fifth Bond movie.
It’s no secret that Daniel Craig wasn’t entirely happy to continue playing iconic British superspy, James Bond. After all, he once said he’d rather slash his wrists than make another Bond film. However, according to The Mirror, Craig has agreed with producer Barbara Broccoli to start in Bond 25 and the current plan is to film the movie next year, likely putting it for a 2019 release. Their report also suggests that the producers are incredibly keen to get Adele back to sing the theme. The publication’s source for this information appears to be an anonymous professional close to the project, who was quoted saying the following:
“Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. It’s taken time but Daniel has come round and the strong con–sensus [sic] in the Bond offices is that Mr Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she’s more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive.”
The song from the 2012 movie was the first Bond theme tune to win at the Brits and Grammy Awards, as well as the Golden Globes. Hence, you can’t blame the Bond producers for wanting another crack at those awards.
The insider also revealed that Craig’s actress wife Rachel Weisz, 47, is “on board with the decision” for him to spend a year away filming.
Craig claimed in 2015 that if he did play the spy again “it would be for the money.” Craig was paid $10.7 million for 2012 smash Skyfall, making him the highest-paid Bond actor ever, as the film was the first Bond movie to break the one billion dollar mark.
Its enormous success led to Craig reportedly signing a deal to be paid £31 million for his next two 007 films, including Spectre, the 24th film in the franchise.