Craig had hinted he would not be reprising the role after his participation in ‘Spectre’ (2015):
I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.
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The new film dubbed ‘Bond 25’ for the time being is expected to be released in late 2019, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (producers of the last 8 instalments).
It has been said (although not confirmed) Craig receives around £10.7 million each time he plays the role of Bond for the big screen. He is definitely the best-paid Bond in history.
The question fans are now asking is, who will direct the upcoming film? Sam Mendes did a decent job in ‘Skyfall’ (2012) but failed to meet expectations in ‘Spectre’. Christopher Nolan has been mentioned as a possible successor, given his ability to revamp much-loved characters as he did with Batman and Superman. The filmmaker has entertained this notion but nothing is certain for now.
August 16th, 2017.