MGM’S financial snag may have put a minor delay in the number of James Bond movies Daniel Craig could have appeared in, but the actor doesn’t see himself handing off the title of the world’s greatest spy to anyone any time soon. With Skyfall set for release later in the Fall, there is word coming out that Craig would like to appear in at least two more Bond films, taking the number of times the actor has appeared as the character to a grand total of five.
MI6, who first reported on the news, did not reveal who their source was, so let’s take this with a grain of salt. There is no confirmation on the number of films that Craig is signed on for. Normally the number would be three, since many studios are infatuated with trilogies.
But if this is true, now we must take into consideration the scheduling of the two James Bond sequels. IMDb lists Craig appearing in The Girl Who Played with Fire (TGWPWF), but that film is currently in development hell. After that, he would be heading off into the Untitled Bond 24. So if things don’t go according to schedule, it’s possible that Craig could jump into Bond 24. But for that to happen the script would have to be finished, and there is no word on who has been hired to write it. So if TGWPWF does happen, it’s highly probable that we could be seeing Bond 24 in 2014 and Bond 25 in 2016.
All of this is unconfirmed and schedules are constantly changing, but Skyfall’s performance at the box office should determine if EON would want to put a Bond 24 script in the books for a 2014 release.
So we’ll see if Craig is able to reprise James Bond twice over the next four years, so until then Skyfall opens first in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2012 and in U.S. theaters on November 9th.
Would you like to see Daniel Craig as James Bond two more times?