Do you remember that time back in 2015 when Daniel Craig was just about ready to throw the towel in on the James Bond universe? It was a decision that was quickly retracted, thankfully!
Daniel Craig, 50, will be returning as our favorite spy in the 25th official James Bond thriller movie, which is expected to be released in late 2019 – with production kicking off in December. Oscar winning Danny Boyle will be helming the project as the film’s director.
Now that Craig has signed on once more, this should track him to surpass all his predecessors as the longest running James Bond – with James Bond 25 being his fifth film in the classic spy franchise.
The record is currently held by the late Roger Moore, who served in the role for a total of 5,118 days between 1973 and 1985 – starring in seven total films. Craig, with this current signing, will be appearing in his fifth film and currently stands at approximately 4, 500 days.
‘Bond 25’, is currently the working title for the film until the official title will be revealed sometime next year, and will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who worked on the last six films.
Craig’s Bond has proved to be a international admiration, winning over audiences all across the globe. When the British actor first took over the role in 2005, replacing the beloved Pierce Brosnan after 2002’s Die Another Day, fans of the series and movie critics were skeptical – wondering if Craig would ever fit into 007’s iconic tuxedo bearing a license to kill.
However, their doubts quickly faded away with Craig’s performances in Casino Royale. In fact, his film Skyfall became the UK’s highest-grossing film of all time, before it was surpassed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Craig, certainly slayed the role – and has continued to do so since then.
Currently, the film aims for a release date of November 8th, 2019.