When Daniel Craig gave an interview about his future with the James Bond franchise only a few weeks after his fourth go at the character “Spectre” had wrapped filming, he said a quote which he has since never left down – namely that he’d rather cut his wrists than do another Bond movie.
Now, four years later, we’re back in the exact same point of time with Craig have wrapped his work on a fifth and apparently final entry in the Bond franchise with “No Time To Die” opening next year. Once again, Craig says he’s done with the franchise – and this time he means it.
They then pressed further asking him about the possibility of returning to the franchise to work behind the camera as director to which, who has yet to direct, made it clear he has no desire to:
“For God’s sake, no. I want to come home, eat something and then go to bed. If you’re a director, then at night you’re still with the producers, screenwriters, (and more) on the phone. And then after two hours of sleep, you have to go back up to the set. No thanks.”
The new film is said to have the highest budget in the franchise’s history, but also gave the 51-year-old actor his most serious injury to date which required ankle surgery. Craig will no doubt be giving more discussion regarding this in coming weeks during press for “Knives Out” opening next week.
“No Time To Die” opens in cinemas April 8th 2020.