Multiple sources including Variety are reporting that Daniel Craig has agreed to reprise his role as James Bond in the upcoming installment in the franchise. This comes as a surprise to many as Craig was previously reported saying that he would rather “slash his wrists” than play Bond again. In related news, director Christopher Nolan has confirmed that he has been approached to direct the next Bond film. However, as of publishing nothing has been confirmed in regards to him joining on.
“A Bond movie, definitely,” Nolan said in an interview with Playboy. I’ve spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson over the years. I deeply love the character, and I’m always excited to see what they do with it. Maybe one day that would work out. You’d have to be needed, if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they’re getting along very well.”
There are also reports that Barbara Broccoli has been trying to persuade Adele to sing the them for the upcoming film, which would be her second time singing for the franchise.
With Daniel Craig returning what kind of Bond film would you like to see?Would a return to the lighter, schlock filled style of the earlier films be a fun departure that allows Craig to explore the character in a different way? Or do you think he is better suited for the more grounded and serious version of the character? Could a Craig and Nolan team up be what the franchise needs after the less than stellar reception of Spectre? Let us know in the comments below!