Not that long ago, we had the understanding that — following the release of Spectre — current James Bond actor Daniel Craig would be starring in two more 007 films (after which the world hopes that Idris Elba would succeed him). Judging from a recent interview with Time Out, perhaps that isn’t the case.
Check out a few of the questions and responses from said interview, which saw Time Out asking Craig about everything from filming Spectre to the stigma behind playing such an iconic character:
Can you imagine doing another Bond movie?
Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.
You want to move on from Bond for good?
I haven’t given it any thought. For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it. I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the fuck knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.
Do you care who plays Bond after you?
Look, I don’t give a fuck. Good luck to them! All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we’ve left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better. Make it better, that’s all.
Strong words. For what it’s worth: TMZ caught up with Spectre co-star Christoph Waltz, who pledged that Craig would be back, point blank period. Time will tell.