Daniel Craig Confirms He Will Return as James Bond
The actor made the announcement on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
Published Aug 16, 2017Daniel Craig is perhaps best known as the most recent incarnation of movie spy hero James Bond, and the actor finally confirmed last night (August 15) that he will be reprising the iconic role.
Rumours have been circulating about Craig's return to the franchise for months, though he's been rather cagey in his response to questions about his future with the films — until now. During his guest appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Craig definitely announced that — "Yes" — he will be returning to the screen as Britain's most beloved secret agent.
The actor previously donned Bond's tux in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre, though he revealed to Colbert that his upcoming fifth stint will probably be his last.
"I think this is it," he said. "I just want to go out on a high note. I can't wait."
He also addressed his controversial remarks following the filming of Spectre, in which he said he would rather "slash my wrists" than play Bond again.
"There's no point in making excuses about it," he told Colbert. "It was two days after I finished shooting the last movie. Instead of saying something with style and grace, I gave a really stupid answer."
Watch Craig's appearance on The Late Show below.
The 25th instalment of the 007 franchise has yet to be given a title, but it is expected to arrive in November 2019.