Thursday, September 6, 2012

James Bond Will Return...and Daniel Craig Lives Twice

Well, at least Her Majesty should approve...

James Bond news site MI6 reported today that current Bond Daniel Craig will return in the role for two more films, bringing his total to five.  Craig will start in the 24th and 25th official Bond films, with Sony Pictures possibly returning to the standard two-year production cycle for the 24th film.  This would mean the next film would arrive in theaters sometime late in 2014.

The article goes on to mention that EON Productions may find the schedule too aggressive and that Craig would prefer to have a break before filming the next Bond movie.  There's also The Girl Who Played with Fire, the sequel to last year's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, to consider, so perhaps Craig will return as Mikael Blomkvist before filming Bond 24.

Craig's five films will make him the third longest-serving actor in the role of James Bond, after Roger Moore's seven films and Sean Connery's six official films.  This puts him ahead of Pierce Brosnan's four films, Timothy Dalton's two and George Lazenby's On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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