It Seems Daniel Craig Does Not Give a Damn About James Bond Anymore

With the release of Spectre just around the corner, Daniel Craig is making the press rounds discussing both the hotly-anticipated new entry into the James Bond franchise, and the future of the character. More specifically, his own future as 007. Well, despite recent reports Craig was on board for at least one more Bond adventure, his recent interview with Time Out London made it seem like the actor was over it all.

In the interview, Craig spews apathy and a hint of disdain for the character and wanting to return. When asked about returning, he had this to say:

“I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on… I haven’t given it any thought. For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it. I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the fuck knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”

It gets better, especially when the interview focused on who Daniel Craig thinks should replace him in the franchise:

“Look, I don’t give a fuck. Good luck to them! All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we’ve left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better. Make it better, that’s all… You’ve got to step up. People do not make movies like this any more. This is really rare now. So don’t be shit…Go for it. Embrace it. Some clichéd line like that. But no, just make sure you’re great. You’ve got to push yourself as far as you can. It’s worth it, it’s James Bond.”

Quite blunt talk from Craig, who sounds less and less interested in moving forward with any more James Bond films. It’s a pretty odd new angle, especially since he mentions he’s contractually obligated for another film in the middle of the interview.

Regardless, Spectre looks badass, and if Daniel Craig isn’t interested in hopping back behind the wheel of the Astin Martin, then don’t make him. The apathy can be felt through the screen when actors are over the character.

Just look at Die Another Day

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.

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