James Bond producers plan to ‘hang on to Daniel Craig’

Barbara BroccoliJames Bond producer Barbara Broccoli says they’re ”planning to hold on to” Daniel Craig for as long as possible.

Barbara – who is the daughter of original Bond producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli now co-produces the films alongside her half brother Michael G. Wilson, and she revealed there are no plans to replace the actor following his work on Spectre, Skyfall, Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale.

Explaining that ”making a James Bond film is tough,” Barbara shared: ”The logistics are a grind but Sam Mendes was directing for a second time, and Léa Seydoux is absolutely mesmerizing as [Bond’s love interest] Dr. Madeline Swann. In a lot of ways, making the films is like what James experiences in Spectre: You’re put through your paces, but the result is tremendously exciting.”

The producer added to New York Magazine that ”we’re planning to hang on to Daniel as long as we can.”

Barbara’s comments come after the actor caused controversy by claiming he’d rather ”slash his wrists” than star in another Bond film.

Asked if he planned to reprise the role of 007 for a fifth time, he said: ”I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”

However, he has since backtracked by claiming he ”loves making these films.”

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  1. Robert • November 4, 2015 @ 12:06 AM

    Best James Bond ever.

    Yes he did say those things…. People need to take into consideration.

    He just spent 8 months of filming,
    he is pushing 50 (not the oldest to play bond) while playing the most physically demanding James Bond ever.
    he injured his knee and required surgery, and is not completely healed yet.

    everybody says stupid stuff when they are stressed

  2. Kris • November 4, 2015 @ 3:21 PM

    I agree Robert…best Bond ever. The rest of your comments are also valid.

  3. Catherine • November 4, 2015 @ 10:02 PM

    Let him go. There are a lot of men who would be way more debonair than him.

  4. Glenn Fernandes • November 10, 2015 @ 12:59 AM

    I think Mr. Craig has grown into the role and we’ve grown alongside him. Bond films are tough on any actor(s) especially when they choose to do their own stunts to keep realism and the audience “trusted” in their work. He could easily do one or two more films tops. He keeps himself in great physical condition always and the $$ he makes from them allows him to take time off to heal and push less demanding physical roles. When he comes back he is ready to give his 120% as most of his supporting cast has seen him do 4x now. His Bond films have also evolved the Bond’s character while saving the world from formidable villains. Just who is Bond and what makes him tick is slowly being answered. Not just about guns and gadgetries. He is the most “human” Bond in character development we have ever seen. We can begin to identify what and why he does why he does.
    Cheers! Enjoy the film.

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