Daniel Craig to Return for Bond 25

Hopefully it will be more CASINO ROYALE, and less Le Chiffre's Torture Chair

As you might have noticed the Lewton Bus crew are pretty big fans of James Bond, so it’s safe to say that we’ve been following the last few years of will-he-or-won’t-he surrounding Daniel Craig’s possible return to the franchise with a curious eye. And during that time it’s been difficult to predict exactly what Baccarat (or Poker, I guess) hand we might be dealt. Until now.

Finally confirming his return last night on Stephen Colbert (much to the chagrin of his other interviewers that day, I imagine), Bond fans both breathed a sigh of relief, and held their collective breaths, impossible as it may sound. It’s no secret that Craig’s last outing was… less than good1, and it’s hard to not wince at the thought of another misfire on such a colossal level, but it’s also an opportunity for him to go out on a high note. And as Bond fans – and fans of Craig’s iteration of the super spy in general – we can’t be happier to have that chance.

Now onto the next order of speculative business: who will direct?

  1. I’m being charitable – it was, in fact, one of the worst entries in the entire franchise, and we all know it.
  • Allen

    No mix feelings here, Craig’s run has been arguably the most consistent in franchise history, with only one film that’s truly bad. Beyond that after Spectre, I assume he wouldn’t sign on if the script was awful.

    • jeves23

      Yeah, I should have mentioned that he has had pretty consistent run. I suppose the one good thing to come out of SPECTRE is that people are a little easier on Quantum of Solace now (I always liked it, though).

  • Yeah, “less than good” is indeed being pretty charitable. Beyond the specifics, it commits the cardinal sin of being boring as all hell.

  • Andrew Clark

    I’m going to be honest…after the incredible performance I saw last night in LOGAN LUCKY, I’m ready for Craig to move on from this franchise. He is, forgive me, so many shades better than it has been to him and he deserves roles equal to his charm and charisma and ability.