Daniel Craig will return as James Bond for fifth movie

Daniel Craig as James Bond.Daniel Craig reportedly still has one more Bond film left on his five-movie contract, but the question has always remained whether he was willing to return to the role or not. Considering the fact the actor has voiced his displeasure for playing Bond previously, saying he’d rather “slit my wrists,” the prospect of having him play the part again weren’t looking too good.

Speculation has been rising over the who would take over the role of the British spy ever since the release of last 007 film, Spectre. Actors such as Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hardy have been considered for the role, although most of them have denied any real involvement with the franchise.

After reports back in April surfaced saying Daniel was in talks to reprise the role, it is now believed that producer of the franchise, Barbara Broccoli, has finally locked the actor in to return as James Bond for a fifth time.

It is also being reported that Broccoli has been trying to secure singer Adele to return for the 25th film. You may remember the singer won the franchise its fourth Oscar with her theme song for the movie Skyfall. Skyfall was one of the franchise’s more profitable releases, grossing over $1 billion worldwide at the box office.

A source familiar with the project said, “Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. It’s taken time but Daniel has come round and the strong consensus in the Bond offices is that Mr Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she’s more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive.”

Are you excited to see Daniel Craig back as Bond? And what do you think about having Adele return to sing another theme song for the franchise? Let us know in the comment section below! ~Brenden Zerihun

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  1. Rusty • July 10, 2017 @ 1:52 PM

    Good to know! Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan have been the best ‘Bond’ character of all, in my opinion.

  2. Penguin • July 10, 2017 @ 2:01 PM

    Nice to see the two of them back again to hopefully another award winning fil. But one must remember that eventually the actors get too old to do films like this. Start looking for much younger actors to play the next one so he/she’ll be around for a while.

  3. Snepts • July 10, 2017 @ 2:30 PM

    Great news about Daniel, but surely they can do better than Adele…?

  4. Brian Griffin • July 10, 2017 @ 7:08 PM

    Hey, I thought Adele’s SKYFALL theme was great. So much better than Sam Smith’s atrocity from SPECTRE. But there are a good number of talented musicians who should be considered.

  5. CDubya • July 10, 2017 @ 7:11 PM

    Really though, it’s Daniel Craig’s bread and butter right now. Glad to see it’s back. My money is still on Idris Elba for the next Bond. They changed it up with a blonde bond with Craig, but let’s take it further with Elba! He’d shake things up and do a great job.

  6. Snepts • July 11, 2017 @ 12:53 AM

    Or they could REALLY change it up and go with an orange Bond who makes headlines by the hour…

  7. JHarp • July 11, 2017 @ 1:35 AM

    Soooo stinken excited for Craig to reprise the role as bond! He is the most fun Bond to watch, although I do enjoy all the others! Yes Daniel Craig is the best Bond!

  8. Kris • July 11, 2017 @ 7:13 AM

    In my opinion the best Bond movie as of yet that Daniel Craig did was Casino Royale. And as for Adele, really?… Really?

  9. Kris • July 11, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

    Happy about both Craig and Adele. Loved the Skyfall theme. Sam Smith’s song sounded like someone was squeezing his nether regions.

  10. patricia bellefleur • July 11, 2017 @ 1:46 PM




  11. Marvel Lover • July 11, 2017 @ 2:49 PM

    yup Daniel is okay. how about a woman bond who kills thrills sends the chills runs over the hills and grills I would suggest remotely Rhonda rhousey

  12. Cody • July 11, 2017 @ 7:04 PM

    I’m old enough to remember Sean Connary in the role. He was the ONLY Bond for a long, long time! Danial changed that.
    I do understand why he wouldn’t want to do it though. Connary spent decades trying to move beyond Bond.and he was and is a hell of a good actor.So is Craig!

  13. Dawn L • July 12, 2017 @ 8:29 AM

    Fantastic that Daniel Craig will be back as James Bond

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