The UK press was a buzz from the recent rumor that Damian Lewis could be brought-in to replace Daniel Craig as 007, and might be already on stand-by. The outlet in question had been spot-on during the casting of Spectre, which made us a bit nervous for Craig.
However, Daniel’s interview with The Daily Mail suggests that previous reports about him returning to the role for the next installment might not be as concrete as we thought. Daniel goes on to reaffirm that he’s indeed contractually obligated to star in Bond 25, producers of course can terminate his contract at anytime. Although, if he’s psychically able to do it, it sounds like he’s game.
It’s six years since he took on the role. He’s signed for one more Bond film after Spectre, but how long can he keep going?
‘It’s getting easier because I’m doing less [stunt work],’ he says, with a laugh.
‘I’ve got so many good doubles.’
He admits, however, that Bond requires ‘I work myself to death’ to get fit.
‘It’s getting harder. But such is life. I’ll keep going as long as I’m physically able.
‘I’m contracted for one more – but I’m not going to make predictions.’
Considering director Denis Villeneuve‘s (Sicario, Prisoners, Blade Runner 2) interest in making a Bond film, I do hope they keep him in mind for Bond 25. That’s if Sam Mendes doesn’t return to round-out his 007 trilogy.
The trailers have had a cheeky nod to his retirement.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL