Daniel Craig In Talks To Portray James Bond 5 More Times

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Since principal photography commenced on the (delayed) new Daniel Craig James Bond flick, Skyfall, the public’s attention has been focused foremost on the film’s production – and not on the matter of how many more Bond movies will feature Craig’s iteration of the iconic super-spy.

Increasingly-popular actors like Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, and Michael Fassbender have all expressed interest in picking up the Bond mantle once Craig’s run as the character is complete. However, according to a new report, franchise staple producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli want to keep Craig onboard for the next decade (or maybe even longer).

People.co.uk is reporting that Craig has been offered a deal to portray Mr. Bond five more times onscreen; the deal is expected to not only snag the actor an additional $60 million for his efforts, but also make his incarnation of the character the longest-running to date, besting even that of Roger Moore’s seven-movie tenure.

While Craig has his fair share of supporters who would probably be fine watching him play Mr. Bond onscreen until he reaches his early/mid-50s, there are surely several Craig supporters out there who feel iffy about the prospect of there being at least five (six, counting Skyfall) more Bond flicks that feature the actor’s harder-edged take on the suave government agent.

Those who’ve already gotten their fill of Craig as Bond are really not going to think highly of this new development, especially since it essentially reduces the chances of someone like Elba or Fassbender landing the Bond job in the future to zilch.

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Director Irvin Kershner’s 1983 Bond flick, Never Say Never Again, played around with the concept of an aging version of 007 (brought to life by Sean Connery). It stands to reason that, should Craig sign on for five more movies, future installments in the franchise could likewise incorporate and work with the idea of a battle-worn Bond – an idea that would also be in keeping with the relatively “grittier and more realistic” aesthetic of the series during Craig’s run.

Craig’s being kept on could also result in a new series of Bond films that are both closer from a narrative standpoint (similar to the immediate storyline continuity between Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace), and feature a somewhat unprecedented evolving portrayal of 007, rather than the episodic approach to characterization that many previous Bond flicks have offered.

Bearing all that in mind – how do you feel about the prospect of Craig portraying James Bond for (at least) the next ten years?

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

Source: People.co.uk

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  1. I was on the fence about Craig until Skyfall. Awesome! When the movie ended I was excited to see him continue on to see how he continues to deal with aging and his new assignments… “We’ve got lots to do 007.” Ha ha!! Awesome… just hope it’s not more than 2 years in-between movies… then the aging thing might get a little ridiculous.

  2. I watch Skyfall and throughout the whole movie I was dismayed by how it seemed, ( to me anyway) that the writers seemed to be fazing Craig out. Continually mentioning his age this is a younger man’s game etc etc. While watching the film I turned to my husband and asked why are they doing this to which he replied that Craig is pushing fifty. So disappointed I figured Skyfall was going to be Craig’s last Bond film. So this is welcome news to me . I mean they brought back Q M and Moenypenny back with reliable believable back stories and explanations. I was very impressed with the film . I ‘m excited to see the new ones and glad Craig is staying .

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    • 44 is pushing 50? So if your kid was 14 you would be telling people they are pushing 20? I didn’t think so. Craig’s last movie as Bond should be when he is in his early to mid 50′s. He has a lot of good Bond moments ahead of him. Roger Moore made 4 Bond films after he turned 50. I’m not even counting the on that came out the year he turned 50. I’m not even close to wanting to see another 007 yet. Craig is at the top of his game as Bond and people want to replace him with lesser actors. What is wrong with people?

    • I think it has less to do with “phasing” DC out and more about the realistic portrayal –keep in mind, too, that the first JB movie came out in ’54 and often times portrayals are tailored to the audiences. Baby boomers, etc –all of JB viewers are aging. I’d be curious to see how the target audience breaks down by age

  3. Craig is the best bond I hope he stays on for 10 more films . Then he should train up the next bond

    • Daniel Craig has been the best bond and I have been watching them since I was born to take him away before his mid-50s would be a serious mistake I would back the owners of the franchise would probably lose at least60% of the film revenue made on him otherwise please don’t let him go!

  4. Would love the idea of Daniel Craig staying with the series for 10 yrs + at any price.. He is definitely the quintessential James Bond —
    entertaining, believable and sexy beyond beyond. Daniel Craig gets the job done on all levels. Elba and Fassbender don’t even come close to holding a candle to Daniel Craig.

  5. Love Daniel Craig, would love to see him in more films over the next several years

  6. I love Craig I can’t imagine another actor he is absolutely amazing as Bond, James Bond!!!!!!

  7. Daniel Craig is the best bond since Connery. Enough said..

  8. Daniel Craig is a great Bond! In future Bond movies, bring back more of the high tech, futuristic, gizmos , of old bond films!

  9. I want to keep Daniel Craig. However i was one of the ones that didn’t want Pierce Brosman to go. I felt he had another ten years in him…he still looked good and does now. In any case but then i saw Daniel Craig come out of the water in that first movie and i kissed Pierce goodbye! Although i still loved Pierce …Daniel has brought that edge that no one else has other than Sean Connery…the Master himself. He has bought that hurt and pain, dark side to what it must be like to be an agent and you know this man has lived a life. So i would love to see Daniel do five more movies but only 2years in between please. The only other man that has that type of edge is Idris Elba and he too is absolutely gorgeous but he brings the heat too like Craig does. I would love to see him get a chance. It’s time…it’s past time. Henry Cavill might be too pretty. smile. Otherwise for me it’s Craig with his bad “a” attitude or give me Idris Elba . I love looking at both these men as again that have that certain something…swagger i believe it’s what they are calling it and they both have it up the ying yang!Skyfall brillant. More Bond please!

  10. I love the idea of Daniel Craig continuing on for an extended period. He absolutely captures ‘Bond’ in every way. He will be able to keep the hard edge and grit needed thru the next (5) Bond films. So excited about this, and I have seen every Bond film. (Other prospective actors may be great at their craft, but just not as Bond — and I lived Idris in ‘The Wire’, but can’t accept him as a replacement for 007. Daniel Craig rules — much more suited to this franchise.

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  12. I think it will be great the 007 movies should be about a line of a person of this type … Why keep replacing 007 every 3 movies keep o e person in it for a long run and have a life and story behind it … 007 is not just one man but a line of a 007 and he Craig will make the best one to have a Long story behind him

  13. Daniel Craig is the best bond to date. Tim dalton wasn’t bad either, a little underrated sometimes. I hope they dont go on about his age too much on screen cos it would get a bit dull. The next bond film has the potential to be good again as well. Just keep up the effort!!

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  15. I love the idea of Daniel Craig playing bond for the next decade, finally Bond has some class and grit. Great job, long may he continue