Daniel Craig Signs for 2 More James Bond Films After ‘Skyfall’

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Daniel Craig as a blue steel-eyed James Bond captured the spy’s cold and ruthless manner (as described by creator Ian Fleming) in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. However, absent was the swagger and dry air of sophistication that Craig’s predecessors brought to the role, in varying amounts. The character had become less a suave agent carrying out his orders for queen and country, more a morally-compromised killing machine whose disillusionment recalls Matt Damon as Jason Bourne – rather than Sean Connery as 007 going back to Dr. No.

It’s for those reasons that Craig’s run as James Bond has been heralded by some, decried by others. Earlier this year, Bond series producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson announced their interest in locking Craig down to portray 007 for the next decade (or, rather, five films) following the release of Skyfall this November. That public revelation rallied masses of Craig supporters and detractors alike – prompting arguments about just what, exactly, makes for a good screen version of the character (and whether or not Craig has it).

That was well before marketing got properly underway for Skyfall, with trailers and behind-the-scenes footage suggesting that director Sam Mendes’ promises to deliver a proper Bond movie (as he puts it, “a big fabulous escapist movie” for the 21st century) are more than just hot air. Craig remains physically-fierce and hardened in the face as ever, but his 007 appears to undergo a humbling metamorphosis in Skyfall, evolving from a glorified thug (armed with a gun and a license to kill) into a classier, but still deadly, government employee. Hence, the overall reception could be more positive for today’s announcement that Craig has worked out a deal to return as 007 for two additional films after Skyfall.

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MI6 is confirming the new contract for Craig, but points out there’s a precedent for Bond actors dropping their commitment early – as happened with both Connery and Timothy Dalton. Moreover, EON Productions heads are said to have enjoyed the non-aggressive production timeline for the 23rd Bond film, resulting from a prolonged break between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall (as a result of MGM’s financial woes). That could mean the studio will be less inclined to adhere to a rigid two-year break between installments from hereon out – and, if an extended delay were to occur, it could encourage Craig to walk away prematurely after just one more Bond film.

However, there are currently no signs that EON Productions has plans to do that, seeing how it’s already gone and set screenwriters to begin developing the next two Bond films starring Craig. The actor has let it be known he does not intend to take on another role until after the new year – and the slow progress on David Fincher’s The Girl Who Played with Fire adaptation (where Craig would reprise his role as investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist) ensures the actor won’t have any other priorities demanding his attention in the foreseeable future.

Are you excited to see Craig play James Bond for (at least) two more films?

Skyfall opens in U.S. theaters on November 9th, 2012.


Source: MI6

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  1. Daniel craig is brilliant as bond I think all the bonds did a great job in theyre own way but Timothy Dalton played the role similar to Craig and never got enough credit for it.Dalton made bond believable unlike the others he was brilliant.

    • No, I don’t agree, Dalton , was brilliant.He had style fantastic presence and looked the part, like Pierce Brosnan.

      Craig, is basically a glorified thug.basically he’s Bourne but dressed better.No style,and frankly ugly.

  2. Daniel Craig, is excellent at the role 007 Period ! now develop the right story line or the right script.

    • In the books the character is described by Fleming as being 6ft thin build black hair blue grey eyes and so on with a cruel mouth.

      Daniel Craig has pretty well nothing like that , except the cruel mouth perhaps.
      the other issue i have is that Bond is a civil servant NOT a G.I Joe character or Jason Bourne,action man .he occaisionaly gets an assignment.

      I mean It does have to have some relation with the books doesn’t it? I mean a well dressed gentleman with almost an alter ego would be a nice twist.

  3. I like Daniel Craig as James Bond, but if he cannot reprise the role in the future I wouldn’t mind seeing Idris Elba take over

  4. Idris Elba?…again great actor but NOT as BOND.An unknown experienced actor should take the role.

    I do worry about the ‘Broccoli’ machine.They do make some odd choices.As did Cubby by keeping Roger Moore for way too long.

    I am NOT a fan off Daniel Craig as Bond everything is wrong about him.I’m not even sure I can sit through another of his films…yes its that bad.I keep on looking for Bond .but just don’t see him ,I just see a small blond thug.As Sophie Marceau described him a ‘KGB thug’ FANTASTIC!

  5. Keep the bond films coming Mr. Craig! I’ll keep on buying.

  6. I am going to try and boycott Mr Craig “bond” films in my own micro way!.He is totally miscast.Does not look the part.And I don’t blame him,he’s a good actor but I don’t like the way the Bond franchise is heading.

    I just don’t see Bond anymore.

  7. Bond was a liberal stooge…

    • ………………………interesting!

  8. Craig is the best Bond since Connery. The serious Connery, who played Bond without all the silly gimmicks.

  9. Daniel craig is a great actor…………..ok?
    But NOT as Bond.He does not look right everything about him is not right,He plays the part really well.|But he does NOT look the part.

    Now that’s all i’m saying

  10. Daniel makes an excellent Bond. For the most part, it is nice to see that James Bond is human, not just a hired gun for country. He has morals, feelings, and has even fallen in love. His heart has been broken, yet he stays strong, and loyal to his country–a patriot, even. I’m quite the fan of James Bond films, but of the series, I’d say Daniel Craig is the very best. Period.

  11. I have just seen new trailer to the next bond film due out in November it looks dark and mysterious can not wait to see it Daniel Craig fantastic bond no one can replace him as 007