Daniel Craig’s participation in James Bond’s 25th outing is confirmed.
The next installment in the franchise will be Craig’s fifth 007 film. Producers also confirm that Trainspotting director, Danny Boyle will helm the project.
The news was confirmed Friday in a statement from the production company behind the James Bond films published by The Guardian.
“We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th installment of the franchise,” read the statement from Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli from EON Productions. “We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and are thrilled that Universal will be our international distributor.”
Craig has played the suave spy in four consecutive films, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. At some point it had appeared Craig had had enough and the chances of him participating in any future Bond seemed slim to none.
In an interview for TimeOut he said that playing Bond is a “drag.” He continued with brutal honesty saying, he’s done and that all his wants to do is “move on,” and he would rather “slash [his] wrists” than do another Bond movie.
Since then Craig admitted that is was a stupid graceless statement.
The 25th installment in the James Bond franchise is expected to hit theaters in November 2019.