Daniel Craig brought life back into James Bond franchise that seemed lost, but lately he has definitely sounded like a man who is either done with OO7 or playing a coy game trying to squeeze a few more bucks out of the studio.
Craig is under contract for one more film but in early September he didn’t sound like he was coming back for another film.
“At this moment, no. I have a life and I’ve got to get on with it a bit. But we’ll see,” said Craig to Esquire about continuing on as Bond in the series. “I don’t know. I really don’t know. Honestly. I’m not trying to be coy. At the moment I can’t even conceive it.”
As we get closer to the release of Spectre Craig is pumping the brakes in his retirement.
“It’s getting harder. But such is life. I’ll keep going as long as I’m physically able. I’m contracted for one more – but I’m not going to make predictions,” said Craig in an interview with The Daily Mail.
Spectre will be in theaters on November 6 and it will be interesting to see how reviews and the box office pan. If the film is a critical and box office success look for the studio to work out a deal with Craig for a fifth film. The speculation of Craig leaving the franchise has given Spectre tons of press, just imagine the victory lap press tour for a definitive last Bond film.