The next James Bond film seems to be slowly moving towards production in the near future, despite the fact no-one seems quite sure who will be playing MI6’s most cavalier spy.
Naomie Harris, who played Miss Moneypenny in “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” spoke with BBC this week and says that she and pretty much everyone else on the franchise hopes Daniel Craig will return for one last outing:
“I really don’t think that they’ve moved on from Daniel. I think there’s a very good chance that Daniel will come back. I think it’s way too early to be thinking about other people at this stage.
I think the fact that the last two Bonds, Spectre and Skyfall, have been the highest-grossing Bond movies of all time shows that people love him as Bond, and they desperately want him to return. And I don’t think Daniel is immune to that… I think he’s very aware, so I think that adds an extra level of pressure.
But he has to ultimately do what feels right to him. But I know that we, as a cast, collectively want him back. I know that Barbara and Michael, our producers, desperately want him back, so I think the only person that needs persuading is Daniel.”
The casting is key. Should Craig return then the film would follow on from the events of “Spectre,” but if someone else is cast then the franchise would likely start afresh and go in a very different direction. No release date has yet been set.