Daniel Craig looks set to become the longest reigning James Bond if reports are to be believed. There is a possibility of him taking on the next five films.
James Bond, the iconic secret agent 007 has been thrilling audiences for decades from Sean Connery, straight down the line to Daniel Craig. And it would appear he might not be leaving his post any time soon.
Craig who is currently working on his third installment Skyfall, directed by Revolutionary Road’s Sam Mendes, and has had high praise from Bond producer Michael G Wilson, who would like him to beat the record held by former Bond, Roger Moore. He starred in seven Bond films between 1973 and 1985.
“I’d love Daniel to surpass Roger’s record and do eight pictures. A lot of people have said Daniel’s been their favourite Bond since Sean Connery and I can’t argue with them. He’s doing a great job,” Wilson said.
Neither can we. If this happens Daniel will get to keep his license to kill well into his fifties. However when asked about it, he has played the speculation down.
“If this Bond is successful there will be another after that,” said Craig who has been busy promoting his latest flick The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
So, clearly he doesn’t want to overstay his welcome as the famous spy. He took criticism from the press and Bond fans when he was cast back in 2006, with many believing he did not fit the role. His debut in 2006’s Casino Royale shut the skeptics up however and his second run, Quantum of Solace did well in the box office too, despite script issues.
“Daniel’s been an absolute pleasure to be around because he takes the role so seriously. There’s really no one more passionate about making these films work than him – he’s a filmmaker’s dream,” Wilson added.
We won’t know for a while whether he will star again after Skyfall. Let’s follow Daniels’ lead and take it one film at a time, shall we?
Skyfall is due out in 2012, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise.