Daniel Craig is Returning to "James Bond" Role

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abcnews.com said:
It's official: Daniel Craig will return as Agent 007 in the next James Bond movie.

During his appearance on Tuesday's "The Late Show," host Stephen Colbert asked Craig if he would return as the secret agent. "Yes," the 49-year-old actor answered.

The New York Times had reported in July that Craig was attached to the upcoming Bond film, but he'd been dodging questions about the role until Tuesday night.
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Personally, I think he's done a great job in the role. Admittedly, some of the writing has been out there, but I'm excited to see him return.

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Personally, I think he's done a great job in the role. Admittedly, some of the writing has been out there, but I'm excited to see him return.

Thoughts?
Daniel Craig is my favourite Bond — thus far.

But! I think it's time for him to leave it.
Spectre was not a great 007 film and Craig seemed really tired — not weary — just tired of the role and puffed up on muscle/steroids.
Time for him to quit before he gets into late Roger Moore territory. Old guy perving on bouncy 20-somethings.

Mind you, anyone would be attracted to go back at least one more time for that salary.

IMHO, of course. :) (Oh, and I am an old guy myself!)
 

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After all the talk about not doing anymore, it's gotta be the easy money that's motivating the return 'one more time'..
 

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I did think Spectre was fun, but a little too much cheese for me, though, as @arkitect noted, not Moore levels.

As for Craig's previous comments, he admitted that he was burnt out after filming Spectre and should have had a little more tact.
 
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I love Daniel Craig. He's the next best thing to Roger Moore.
Ive gone through various phases with which Bond. I'm fond of Moore because was the first I saw. And Brosnan was the first I saw in theaters, but we had that God-awful cgi. But I really enjoy the way Craig plays the character.
 
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What about Timothy Dalton, do you remember him?
I've seen the Dalton films (and Lazenby in OHMSS). I just don't really associate anything with them.

Growing up, my dad only had Dr. No, Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me, and For Your Eyes Only on VHS. But at 9-10 yrs old, I liked the gadgets and stuff, so Moore was cool and Connery was old. My Uncle had taped all of them from TV, so I usually gravitated to Moore and sometimes Connery. I only watched the others when TBS did their marathons.

I was in HS when Goldeneye came out so everything from then until now is "new Bond" even though it was 22 years ago. Fortunately, I've come to realize that Connery is iconic as Bond.
 

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I've seen the Dalton films (and Lazenby in OHMSS). I just don't really associate anything with them.

Growing up, my dad only had Dr. No, Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me, and For Your Eyes Only on VHS. But at 9-10 yrs old, I liked the gadgets and stuff, so Moore was cool and Connery was old. My Uncle had taped all of them from TV, so I usually gravitated to Moore and sometimes Connery. I only watched the others when TBS did their marathons.

I was in HS when Goldeneye came out so everything from then until now is "new Bond" even though it was 22 years ago. Fortunately, I've come to realize that Connery is iconic as Bond.
I gotcha. The only reason I brought him up is that you were talking about different Bonds and he is one that is usually for the most part forgotten.

As a matter of fact I remember him more for his role in Flash Gordon than any of the Bond films.
 

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Really? I always saw George Lazenby as the most easily forgetful Bond. I don't even associate him with Bond and refuse to watch the one film he was in. Just terrible,
 

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To me he was one of the worst bonds. Did not like his take on the character and he didn't have enough "toughness" to him. There was something about his playing of the character that never really worked for me.
I think most people share your sentiment. That is why he is basically an afterthought in the realm of James Bond.
 

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The latest Bond flicks lack the campy humor that the old ones had. All the sexual innuendo with the Bond babes made the films.
 
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Roger Moore was the best, he was elegant and with humor. He looked a lot like my Dad. Daniel Craig is amazing but remember it all depends on the script and director, an actor can do so much. If the movie is cheesy the actor can do so much.
 

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Come on. Connery was obviously the best Bond, followed by Brosnan.

Daniel Craig's bond has become too comic book for me. Casino Royale was awesome, but the subsequent movies turned Bond into a pseudo Batman. Bond isn't supposed to be ripped, and have the acrobatics of a superhero. Bond is supposed to be an intelligent English gentleman, who has an unlimited budget for cars and gadgets, who uses tact and shmooze, investigation, and occasionally his pistol and cars to find and defeat the bad guys.
 
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Daniel Craig is amazing but remember it all depends on the script and director, an actor can do so much. If the movie is cheesy the actor can do so much.
Don't forget that Craig had to co-write QoS, as the WGA writers strike was going on at that time.

wikipedia said:
According to a December 2011 interview with Craig, "We had the bare bones of a script and then there was a writers' strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn't employ a writer to finish it. I say to myself, 'Never again', but who knows? There was me trying to rewrite scenes—and a writer I am not."[4] He said that he and Forster "were the ones allowed to do it. The rules were that you couldn't employ anyone as a writer, but the actor and director could work on scenes together. We were stuffed. We got away with it, but only just. It was never meant to be as much of a sequel as it was, but it ended up being a sequel, starting where the last one finished."
 

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Agreed! Brosnan was a good James Bond imo.
Brosnan was a good Bond, but I think "Die Another Day" and "The World Is Not Enough" weren't very good movies.

"Goldeneye" was probably his best, and I'd rank it pretty highly in my list.
 

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Brosnan was a good Bond, but I think "Die Another Day" and "The World Is Not Enough" weren't very good movies.

"Goldeneye" was probably his best, and I'd rank it pretty highly in my list.
I would agree. However, “The World Is Not Enough” had a good Bond Girl. There were rumors that Brosnan would return, but I haven’t heard them after “Skyfall.”
 

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Personally, I think he's done a great job in the role. Admittedly, some of the writing has been out there, but I'm excited to see him return.

Thoughts?
[doublepost=1504539250][/doublepost]He is the higest grossing James Bond. The original offer to reprise the role was $100 million. He has finally accepted a year later which means "mo money" than the original offer. I am sure he is more excited than all of us.
 

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Connery, Moore, Brosnan, Dalton, Lazenby and Daniel Whatishisname.

Those are my Bonds. I will watch anything from the first three, except for may be Never Say Never Again. Which I have never seen. I didn't really care for Dalton or Lazenby. The last guy has all the charm of a common British lorry driver, IMO (no offense to real British lorry drivers). Not to mention Bond is supposed to have black hair, not blond stubble. I refuse to see any Bond movie with him in it or call him James Bond. I don't feel that I have missed anything with the current clown.
 
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Connery, Moore, Brosnan, Dalton, Lazenby and Daniel Whatishisname.

Those are my Bonds. I will watch anything from the first three, except for may be Never Say Never Again. Which I have never seen. I didn't really care for Dalton or Lazenby. The last guy has all the charm of a common British lorry driver, IMO (no offense to real British lorry drivers). Not to mention Bond is supposed to have black hair, not blond stubble. I refuse to see any Bond movie with him in it or call him James Bond. I don't feel that I have missed anything with the current clown.
Never Say Never Again was a good movie. The plot was close to that of Thunderball’s, but it was still a good movie.
 
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