Daniel Craig on James Bond 24

News Simon Brew
27 Aug 2013 - 06:20

With production on James Bond 24 set to start early in 2014, Daniel Craig talks of his wish to reclaim some of the "old irony"...

There's a spoiler for Skyfall in this piece.

Chatting to Vulture as he takes to the Broadway stage opposite his wife, Rachel Weisz, in Betrayal, Daniel Craig has inevitably been asked about the next James Bond film.

The movie, which has now been confirmed to be directed by Sam Mendes, will be arriving in cinemas in 2015. Mendes and Craig paired up on Skyfall, which notoriously brought about the end of Judi Dench's portrayal of M. The article notes that this was 'a downer lifted by a late humour pass on the script'. Thus, whilst filming was taking place, more jokes were added. We wonder just how sombre a beast the original take may have been.

So, where do you take Bond from here? "Hopefully, we'll reclaims some of the old irony", said Craig, "and make sure it doesn't become pastiche. I can't do shtick, I'm not very good at it. Unless it kind of suddenly makes sense". He continued that "I sometimes wished I hammed it up more, but I just can't do it very well, so I don't do it".

More on the next James Bond film as we get it. And the full interview with Vulture is here.

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