Daniel Craig signing up for at least two more Bond films?

News Simon Brew 6 Sep 2012 - 08:01

It looks as though Daniel Craig will continue to play James Bond 007 once Skyfall has been released...

Rumours had been rife that once Skyfall was released, Daniel Craig’s third movie as James Bond 007, that the actor would relinquish the role, and pass the tuxedo onto someone else. After all, Skyfall is the last Bond movie that Daniel Craig is apparently formally contracted to make, although he was always said to have first option on further adventures.

And it looks as though he is taking up that first refusal, with the news that he's reportedly set to remain in the role for a good few years yet.

According to a report over at MI6-HQ, Craig will appear in at least two further 007 adventures once Skyfall is completed and released. No formal announcement has been made yet, but MI6-HQ has good tentacles on Bond matters.

Thus, it reports that Craig will star in both the 24th and 25th films in the Bond series, and if they make them at a rate of one every two years from this point on (as is apparently the plan, although again, that's far from confirmed), then he would be 48 by the time of the 25th film. Which strikes us a near-perfect age for a Bond.

Of course, just because he’s agreed to make the films doesn’t mean circumstances won’t change in the future. But right now, the 007 franchise looks intrinsically tied to Daniel Craig for a good few years to come yet. This is good news.

Skyfall, meanwhile, arrives in the UK next month.

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