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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Daniel Craig as 007

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. There are a large number of us that think that Daniel Craig has been the best thing to happen to the Bond series. I personally think that he is the best Bond yet and I would love to see him get this extension to do 5 more!

    For those people that think it’s always better to have a change just for change’s sake, I think they have forgotten the Timothy Dalton\George Lazenby changes (if only we could forget them).

    But, honestly, even if Dalton and Lazenby had been good, Craig has been fantastic and brought an added dimension to Bond. Thee are a LOT of us that do hope he signs up for 5 more, and we’re looking forward to seeing every last one of them!

    • I could’nt see Craig playing Bond in his fifties.He’d probably be in a hospital bed or at least partly paralyzed by then.Don’t get me wrong,I think He’s done a wonderful job as bond.I just think He might get tired of it,or worse,He might get someone else to do his stunts once he gets too old.All in all He’s added a much needed”dark side” to bond,something bond fans have needed to see for some time now.thumbs up Daniel!

      • what you talking about Craig could still handle the job look at Bruce Willis he is in his 50′s or 60′s and he can handle the movies he doing an other die hard movie right now

    • I totally agree. I would enjoy seeing the bond character age. As a fan of bond hearing Mr. Craig is in the works to play bond for 5 more flicks is very awesome:)

  2. Having one man play the role of bond longer than 2 movies is an amazing feat these days. Actors fears of being “type cast” is a hollywood killer! Daniel is the best choice right now.. And 5 years from now not only will daniel be ready to move on from bond… The fans will be ready too. Just like the transition to Pierce was accomplished. The Bond franchise will live on for ever… As should the modern day Bourne films should! The only difference between the two films being one form England and the other America and of course the tried tested and true staying power of Bond.

    • Sorry but Bourne doesn’t have the appeal of Bond.No contest. It’s not even a Bond fan vs Bourne argument. Bourne is only the story of a man or at best a certain style of action. Bond is all that PLUS a lifestyle, an icon of masculinity : the cars, the drinks, the clothes, the girls, the one liners and the body language….Bond appeals to male ego.Even the grittier people will talk about the switch from Brioni to Tom Ford for the suits,about his Church Ryder III, his vaio laptop and his nav. He practically invented modern product placement. Women still have fantasies about Craig walking on the beach.
      What you’re gonna say about Bourne: his black coat,black pant, black -shirt style? his sex starved, nightmare filled completely depressing life? how he’s constantly on the run,living in dingy hotel always looking behind him? it makes for a good movie not for an iconic character that can go through the age. Bond stayed relevant for almost 60 years now because he ascended to the higher plan of masculin icon.

  3. Daniel Craig’s bond character is by far the best yet! The realistic approach of bonds character is much better and believable as far as spy movies go. Im a huge bond fan and I’ve seen them all. The other movies are great but this installment offers a background, why bond is so distant women wise. His learning lessons through out his development as a double o. It’s a great approach. Keep them coming!

  4. I think Daniel Craig is the best bond to date. He doesn’t make any silly one liners and he portrays Ian Flemings character with a hard edge which a spy is suppose to be.

  5. I think Daniel Craig staying on is awesome! It would be great to see a gradual character development as the producers of this particular franchise have already begun. I imagine that’s exactly what they have in mind staying with Craig.

  6. Can’t wait until a new bond has been chosen it’s killing me not to watch these films why couldn’t Peirce Brosnan stay on.

    • because his movies were just silly come on invisible cars and such it really stupid

  7. I am very happy to hear that Daniel Craig will have the opportunity to stay on as James Bond for several more years. Honestly, if Bruce Willis of Die Hard fame can still be doing action movies at his age, then Daniel Craig should be at least given the chance to continue on, despite his age as well. Daniel Craig is a great actor, and what the style and hard edge he brings to James Bond is awesome, so I am looking forward to more James Bond movies with him.

  8. That would be AMAZING! I love Daniel Craig as James Bond! Can’t wait to see in the movie, only 4 days left!

  9. I have been a Bond fan since childhood. Daniel Craig, though a fine Actor, is the worst Bond since the series inception. His proclaimed “hard edge” approach runs counter to every other character and he does not portray the needed wit & charm that has largely made the series so successful. Besides that, he is the most diminutive James Bond yet at a small 5’10″ (actually shorter). The series deserves a better fit for the character of James Bond. I know many agree with me while others (those enthralled by the Bourne series) prefer the more violent nature of Craig’s depiction. My hope is that the choice will be made to replace Craig with a better fit.

    • Am sorry but i totally disagree with u i think between Sean connery and Daniel Craig they are the best bonds ever. Sean Connery was the true one liner and could talk his way into any womens bed like u would expect if u have rese the books. Daniel Craig gives u the action side of bond no messing around and takes no rubbish from anyone. Also shows bonds darker/emotional side with his love in casino royal, also his hidden past and love for queen and country in skyfall and how much M jeans to him professionally and as a mother figure. I for one think Daniel Craig is the best bond followed closely by Sean connery and Roger Moore 3rd best bond would be either Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosman with Lazenby being rock bottom (sorry was not well portrade or well acted but it war a long time ago and is still apart of THE BEST EVER SECRET AGENT FRANCISE) so all in all WELL DONE to Daniel Craig and hope that u truly are in the next 5 films. Also to the producer’s,screen writers and most of all to Ian Flemming for giving us Bond,James Bond :-D

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  11. I was not originally thrilled at Pierce Brosnan being replaced by Daniel Craig (A blond Bond?) but I have to say that the edgier, more realist movies have captured my attention and I’m looking forward to as many as he is willing to film. I think he brings honesty to the films, they were getting a little cheesie and unrealistic on the Q paraphanalia that was created. This new Bond relies more on wits, items currently available, and more realistic villians. I’ll check out Austin Powers for my kitsch-fix.

  12. The more movies Craig does the better. 007 is getting better with every outing and Skyfall is arguably the best Bond movie yet. Allowing Daniel Craig to carry on developing Bond is the best thing that could happen because he is one of the best actors in the world and his approach to the role thus far has been better than any actor to go before him, including the iconic Sean Connery.

  13. Daniel craig is the best bond ever no one can do bond like he does keep him till he cant do it anymore

  14. Daniel is the best bond for me, I have seen all of the other’s and the actors were good, but for me Daniel is the best. I might stop watching 007 movies when they change the actor ’cause I see Daniel as the real bond. And I don’t really see the guys (who want to take the role of Bond) fitting in the role. I really hope he can continue until he can’t do the movies any more. I just say I will be buying all bond movies with Daniel in it, I’m really a huge fan of his.

  15. people say sean connery will never be usurped but I must say no one has ever made me idolize the james bond character as much as Daniel muthafukin Craig has and currently is. I feel bad for whoever has to follow him up.

  16. I am REALLY enjoying the character development of Bond that has only been seen with Craig… It is ESSENTIAL he stays on with the role for another few films! Best Bond… YES!!

  17. I for one realize what movies are for. They are an escape from the real world. They are a fantasy land that we get to escape to for a couple of hours. I love Craig as bond. But then again at the time of there release I thought that this bond film was better than the last. I still go back and watch the older bond films and I still love the way they make me feel. They are fantasy and not real. No one could be that lucky in life and live. If George Lucas was to make star wars today the exact same way he made it back then it would be called sub-standard and I don’t think a sequel would get made. But as times change so do movies and actors. And bond has changed as fans have changed. I for one have liked the way the bond films have matured through the years. Mr Connery is still my favorite bond but I think that Mr Craig is by far the best bond to date. I saw Shyfall last night ans I loved it. It answered some questions that I have always had about bond and M. I hope they keep up the great work and I look forward to more bond films.

  18. I am almost 70 years old and have seen ALL of the actors that have played Bond. None of the other Bonds can hold a candle to Daniel Craig’s protrayal of Bond. He is a very talented and smart actor. If the Broccoli’s ever get another actor besides Mr Craig, I will stop going to see any Bond movies when Mr Craig is no longer playing Bond. Hey Broccoli’s you got a good thing going so don’t stop now.

  19. Bond has to be handsome like Pierce Brosnan, physical such as Daniel Craig and suave like Sean Connery. Channing Tatum, actor from the new show Arrow, Michael Weatherly NCIS, and John Barrowman. Above all main the clean cut look of Bond.

    • Bond is a british movie francise so putting an american actor in to play bond WONT WORK. Before they gave Daniel Craig the job of being bond there was another actor in the running and was actually top of there list i forget his name now but this actor was a black englishman and he got a hostile reception when people found out he was being considered for the role all because he was black and in the books he is a White male so what am saying is if the british public can not except a black englishman for the role of bond then i can guarrentee that there is not even the smallest chance that they would except an american for sigh a massive role as bond

  20. I feel that he should do one more then past the torch on. He has been a dark version of 007, which it interesting but it’s time for someone else. I would love 2 see Fassbender’s version or even Elba, they both have such great charisma & good looks. I’m also ready 4 the fun loving version of Bond again I’m a little tired of the brute Bond now

  21. I feel that he should do 1 more then past the torch on. He has been a dark version of 007, which it interesting but it’s time 4 someone else. I would love 2 see Fassbender’s version or even Elba, they both have such great charisma & good looks. I’m also ready 4 the fun loving version of Bond again I’m a little tired of the brute Bond now

  22. I think he should do 5 more Bonds. Every one he has done so far has been different, specifically Skyfall which again in my own personal opinion was the best one by far. Now that it has come full circle, (which has taken the Franchise in sense back to it’s root.) it would be interesting where he can take it next. He is the best thing which has happened to 007 since Roger Moore took the reins from Sean Connery

  23. I love this. Craig takes James Bond to a whole new level. He is so… real. I wasn’t sure about his appearances in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, but Skyfall completely changed my mind about him. I loved how these old aspects like the car, the ‘Bond, James Bond’ and the original theme music came back in such clever little ways. It’s so 007, and at the same time so nót 007. Bond NEEDS to evolve. New things NEED to happen to keep the franchise from getting boring. Daniel Craig, stick around.

  24. I love this. Craig takes James Bond to a whole new level. He is so… real. I wasn’t sure about his appearances in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, but Skyfall completely changed my mind about him. I loved how these old aspects like the car, the ‘Bond, James Bond’ and the original theme music came back in such clever little ways. But Bond NEEDS to evolve. New things NEED to happen to keep the franchise from getting boring. Daniel Craig, stick around.

  25. I love this. Craig takes James Bond to a whole new level. He is so… real. I wasn’t sure about his appearances in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, but Skyfall completely changed my mind about him. I loved how these old aspects like the car, the ‘Bond, James Bond’ and the original theme music came back in such clever little ways. But Bond NEEDS to evolve in order to keep the franchise from getting boring. Daniel Craig, stick around.

  26. I love this. Craig takes James Bond to a whole new level. He is so… real. I wasn’t sure about his appearances in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, but Skyfall completely changed my mind about him. I loved how these old aspects like the car, the ‘Bond, James Bond’ and the original theme music came back. But Bond NEEDS to evolve in order to keep the franchise from getting boring. Daniel Craig, stick around.

  27. Craig takes James Bond to a whole new level. He is so… real. I wasn’t sure about his appearances in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, but Skyfall completely changed my mind about him. I loved how these old aspects like the car, the ‘Bond, James Bond’ and the original theme music came back. But Bond NEEDS to evolve in order to keep the franchise from getting boring. Daniel Craig, stick around.

  28. I’m a big fan of bond movies and i hate to say it buy I feel Daniel craig is the only thing wrong with the newest bond installments. I understood his gritty nature in casino royal and vengful self in quantum but there are key character traits I believe Craig is missing or just doesn’t pull off. His overly built physique looks more like a wrestler than an agent plus Craig’s bond doesn’t seem to be intelligent or kunning bit a brute solider in a suit. Even Craig’s attempt at flirtatious interactions often come across agressive and do date I haven’t seen him take on a mission without.accidentally killing someone he was meant to question.

    I’m not suggesting by any means we return to the goofy days of some of the past films but Craig’s bond is lacking that charisma that makes bond bond.

    Therefore, I would be devistated with the decision to have 5 more with him. I’m not sure Craig can play the transformed bond he is meant to become by the dr no days and I feel the role would benefit with someone like Michael Fassbender picking it up to play the post war torn bond

  29. I’m a big fan of bond movies and i hate to say it buy I feel Daniel craig is the only thing wrong with the newest bond installments. I understood his gritty nature in casino royal and vengful self in quantum but there are key character traits I believe Craig is missing or just doesn’t pull off. His overly built physique looks more like a wrestler than an agent plus Craig’s bond doesn’t seem to be intelligent or kunning bit a brute solider in a suit. Even Craig’s attempt at flirtatious interactions often come across agressive and do date I haven’t seen him take on a mission without.accidentally killing someone he was meant to question.
    I’m not suggesting by any means we return to the goofy days of some of the past films but Craig’s bond is lacking that charisma that makes bond bond.
    Therefore, I would be devistated with the decision to have 5 more with him. I’m not sure Craig can play the transformed bond he is meant to become by the dr no days and I feel the role would benefit with someone like Michael Fassbender picking it up to play the post war torn bond