Despite the amount of actors ready to take on the role, the makers of the James Bond films are desperate for Daniel Craig to return, according to one executive producer. Will they convince him to say though?
Die-hard Bond fans will have heard that Aidan Turner, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston have all been rumoured to be taking Daniel Craig’s role. But latest reports from Callum McDougall, who has worked on nine Bond movies, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme Craig was “absolutely” the first choice.
“We would love Daniel to return as Bond,” he told presenter Nick Robinson.
“Without any question he is absolutely Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson’s first choice and I know they are hoping for him to come back.”
Robinson then asked, “If he signs you’ll welcome him back?” To which McDougall replied, “Absolutely.”
It’s come as no surprise really as Daniel Craig is one of, if not the best Bond we have had but on that note Craig has also in the past said that he is done with the role of the Aston Martin driving “00” agent. He has starred in four Bond movies since his debut in 2006’s Casino Royale, but last year the actor said he would rather “slash my wrists” than carry on with the role.
I think Craig should swallow his pride and give his massive array of fans another movie or two with him starring as Bond. Will he be talked into it? Well we hope so. The new movie has already been pushed back, in hopes that he will agree to take on the role again but for the time being it’s not looking all too good.
In a previous James Bond article here on Gravis Ludus I put forward why Daniel Craig is the best Bond we have had. Many fans agreed and many disagreed, but if the producers want him back so bad then surely it just proves my point.