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Daniel Craig Confirms He Will Return as James Bond

Published on August 16th, 2017 | Updated on August 16th, 2017 | By FanFest

Daniel Craig appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night and made an official announcement which has left us shaken (not stirred).  After months of speculation surrounding upcoming 2019 James Bond film, Craig confirmed to Colbert that he will, in fact, be suiting up once more as Bond, James Bond!

Earlier in the day, Craig told WMMR’s Preston & Steve show that “I hate to burst the bubble on that one. There’s no decision made just yet. I’m not trying to be coy with you, but there’s a lot of noise out there at the moment and I’m trying to stay out of it. There’s a lot of nonsense being said and I’m just like — I read the papers, like, ‘I said, what?’ It’s all news to me.”

However, Colbert’s show teased the big news earlier in the evening with the following tweet.  Craig tells Colbert, “I’ve been doing interviews about it all day and I’ve been rather coy,” he told Colbert. “I kind of felt like if I should speak the truth I should speak the truth to you.”

Colbert asks Craig, “Daniel Craig, will you return as James Bond?” and the clip cuts to a promo for the show.

So, what was his answer?  Just hours later, while the show was airing, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert revealed that Craig officially confirmed by answering that cliffhanger question with a simple, “yes!”

No additional details were given surrounding his return, however, Craig had previously commented that he did not want to return to the role.  In the interview with Colbert, he confirms that he always wanted to step back into the James Bond world but that he just needed a break.

Craig’s confirmation comes after months of speculation as to who would be taking on the iconic 007 role for the upcoming film.  Just a few months ago, sources close to the matter were reported as confirming Craig’s involvement with the film but, this is the first time the actor himself has confirmed the news.

The upcoming film will be the 25th film in the Bond franchise and is set to debut on November 8, 2019.

Check out Daniel Craig’s full interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below.  What do you think of Craig’s announcement?  Are you excited?



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