While the future of who will play the next James Bond hangs in the balance, producer Barbara Broccoli has hinted that a big change in casting is not out of the question.
Hugh Jackman has said that he didn't end up playing James Bond because he wanted to change the character and the plots to become 'gritty' and 'real'.
Craig offered US talk show host Stephen Colbert the scoop, and when asked bluntly whether he would be returning for the role, he answered simply: “Yes.”
While Daniel Craig is still only rumoured to be back for Bond 25, Eon Productions has three directors in the mix to take the reigns from Sam Mendes.
Just because everyone wants Daniel Craig to return as Ian Fleming's James Bond in 'Bond 25', it doesn't make it a done deal.
With Sam Mendes thought to be ruled out of the 25th Bond movie, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson will be scouting for their next helmsman or woman.
According to Page Six, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has all but persuaded him to play 007 for the historic 25th movie in the series. Plus, it’s said that she’s really not keen on having the likes of Tom Hiddleston – said to have been in the frame to replace Craig – picking up the Walther PPK, as he’s ‘too smug’ and ‘not tough enough’. A ‘Hollywood source’ told them: “Daniel was very pleased with how ‘Othello’ went and the great reviews.
It might not have its actual Bond in place yet, but according to reports it’s got an early location in the pipeline. Bond news site MI6 HQ reckons that production company Eon is in ‘advanced negotiations’ with the city of Dubrovnik for Bond 25. MI6 HQ cites confirmation from the city’s mayor, Andro Vlahušić, who dropped the tidbit while discussing details of ‘Robin Hood: Origins’, which is also shooting in the medieval city. “James Bond is in an advanced stage of negotiations,” Vlahušić told local press. ...
The list of contenders to succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond has just gotten a little shorter. In an interview with GQ, X-Men star Michael Fassbender said he’s not going to be 007. He told the British edition of the magazine, “Bond! Is this rumor still going round? … You would have thought I was out of the bookies by now.” And then when he was asked if he’d consider playing Bond if offered, he said, “To be honest, no. As an acting role, I think Daniel has done such a cracking job in this age group.”
At New Yorker Festival, actor backs off statement last year that he'd rather "slash my wrists" than do another film as 007: "If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly"
It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on with Daniel Craig’s future as James Bond. Ever since the release of ‘Spectre’ it’s been widely assumed that Daniel Craig wouldn’t be returning as the world’s most famous spy.
Tom Hughes, who stars alongside Jenna Coleman in new ITV drama ‘Victoria,’ is apparently now in with a shot at taking over from Daniel Craig as the iconic MI6 agent. The unnamed source declares, “Barbara has told those around her how impressed she was with Tom in The Game.
You want your movie to make an impact before it has even been released? Simply get your poster banned, and bingo – instant interest! These 10 movie posters were deemed too hot for cinema walls (and quite a few are NSFW).
Sometimes a movie comes out before people are ready for it – whether it’s because of the themes involved, what you see on-screen, or the style of filmmaking. Back when it was released in 1989, audiences were taken aback by Timothy Dalton’s brutal second Bond film. Fast forward to 2006 however and Daniel Craig’s version of Bond returned to Dalton’s gritty ways, though ‘Casino Royale’ was a huge critical and commercial hit.
You don’t know them and they don’t get the big bucks or grace the pages of celebrity magazines, but they are the amazing people who make your favourite actors look like superheroes on-screen. Say hello to the stunt doubles – you won’t watch an action sequence with any of these actors in the same way again.