Ever since 2015’s Spectre was released it’s been a case of will he, or won’t he, in terms of Daniel Craig returning for fifth go-round as the titular super spy. Thanks to his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night while promoting another film, we finally have an answer.
After the release of Spectre Craig told Time Out London that he’d “rather slash his wrists” than do another Bond film. That of course led to a lot of talk who would replace the popular actor in the role. Over the last couple of years he’d softened his stance on returning, but even as recently as Tuesday morning the actor refuted claims made by the New York Times back in July that he was coming back. He made a stop on Stephen Colbert’s late night show last night though promoting Logan Lucky, and finally admitted that he was going to be back as Bond for the 25th film in the franchise.
Craig went on to say that he’s known for a couple of months that he was going to be back. He was just working out a few things with the studio. He said he always wanted to be back, but just needed a break from the role. He said his earlier interview answer was a really stupid answer, given just shortly after the filming for Spectre ended.
The untitled Bond 25, starring Daniel Craig, is scheduled to appear in theatres in November 2019.