Daniel Craig Says Bond 23 To Start Shooting Late 2010

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2013 at 9:37 am,

daniel craig james bond Daniel Craig Says Bond 23 To Start Shooting Late 2010

Yesterday, a snippet of info from James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, made its way online about the upcoming sequel to Quantum of Solace, referred to as simply Bond 23 for the time being. A Bond fansite called Commanderbond.net picked up on the info which came from when Craig was signing autographs after a performance of his stage play, A Steady Rain, with Hugh Jackman.

When I said a snippet of info, I meant exactly that. According to a quick comment Craig gave to a fan, Bond 23 will, “start at the end of the next year.” That’s it. He was really busy signing autographs to elaborate and the play he’d just done was probably at the forefront of his mind more than Bond was. Just in case you think he’s been misquoted, there’s an actual video on YouTube of it and we’ve included it in the post for you (Craig says it just before the 1:00 mark):

If anyone other than the producer or studio would have an idea when the next Bond flick was going into production, it would be Bond himself. But keep in mind, this isn’t totally official – it’s just Craig saying it. For all we know that’s just what he’s hoping for, and a late 2010 start date is way off in reality. Who knows.

I just hope that whenever another Bond film gets made that they improve on the last one, Quantum of Solace. With Casino Royale, they did a pretty fantastic job, bringing us a Bond who really took care of business in a no-messin’, no-gadget way. QoS, however, was a disappointment (albeit still entertaining IMHO), with its lacking storyline and shaky-cam action (amongst other things).

Nonetheless, I’m really looking forward to the next one. And what I’m probably most looking forward to seeing is who they get to play the next Bond villain (another weakness of QoS was the bland villain). As far as actors go, I’d like to throw Michael Emerson’s (a.k.a Benjamin Linus from Lost) name in there. I know it wouldn’t be a huge leap for him, but I could really see him as one of those hyper-intelligent villains.

Do you think Bond 23 will start shooting at the end of next year as Craig says? Or is it just talk? And which actor would you like to see play the next Bond villain?

As stated, according Craig, Bond 23 starts shooting at the end of 2010 – we’ll keep you posted on the validity of that statement. It currently has no official release date, but has a tentative release date of sometime in 2011.

Sources: Commanderbond.net (thanks to ComingSoon) and YouTube

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  1. As much as i Like Craig, i hate this new thug Bond. There is nothing wrong with a bit of realism, but i could really do with a witty one liner thrown in there too.

  2. I have the perfect cast.

    James Bond- Daniel Craig

    Ernst Stavro Blofeld- Liam Neeson

    M- Michael Gambon

    Q- Patrick Stewart

    Moneypenny- Billie Piper

    The film would open with Bond at a funeral, and we see through flashback that the original M was shot and killed during a botched assassination attempt on the Prime Minister.

    I’m working on the story now.

  3. Why do you want to kill off M?? I liked having that woman putting Bond in his place. Martin Campbell seems to enjoy that too since he made sure she did that in both of the Bond films he directed, lol.

  4. Plus, Dame Judi Dench is M. She’s perfect for the role, I wouldn’t like M portrayed by someone else.

  5. Who knows if Casino Royale 3 is gonna have Q and Moneypenny in it. But I feel that since Judi Dench is getting old for the role of M, I think they should offer the role of M to Francesca Annis and the role of Moneypenny to either Kate Beahan or Claire Forlani and maybe the role of Q should go to Charles Dance. Just a thought. Oh and if there be a Ernst Stavro Blofeld, I think Jeremy Irons would fit the role great.

  6. Please dont call it Casino Royale 3, that disrespects the 20 films that went before. Bond 23 is the only name we have for it at the moment.

    I wrote my Bond script, but I wasnt happy with it. Death Waits For No Man.

  7. this reporter is retarded. if craig said “start at the end of NEXT year,” hint hint cough cough NEXT!!!!!! that makes the film start at the end of 2011.

  8. ummm. if craig said “start at the end of NEXT year” wouldnt that mean he’s saying it’ll start by the end of 2011? not 2010. this writer isn’t too bright.

    • so randomdude, you didn’t really read the article thoroughly then…this article was posted October 24 2009, putting it slightly more than a year ago, which according to the writer’s time line about now is when they are starting to film the movie…Good job pal.

  9. Most of you are wrong, as usual: the last 2 Bonds were crapfests; the Bonds have generally deteriorated since the origninal but keep going because attendance has become one of those weird social rituals. In essence, we have very little of the original–we’re stuck with a video game Bond. That’s why the last Bond had no plot–the producers had concluded that the present day devotees were idiots. Thus a plot was considered counter productive.