Will he, won’t he? It’s the perennial question on every Bond fan’s lips ever since Daniel Craig suggested he would rather slit his wrists than return as the iconic spy (this actually means record Bond 25 just after record Spectre!).
However, one person who thinks Craig has a «very good chance» of returning is Naomie Harris, who stars opposite him as Moneypenny and as she is, you know, part of the franchise, we will take her word for it.
«I really don’t think that they’ve moved on from Daniel,» she told via BBC News.
«I think there’s a very good chance that Daniel will come back. I think it’s way too early to be thinking about other people at this stage.»
Harris, who received an OBE from the Queen for services to drama yesterday (February
23), explained: «I think the fact that the last two Bonds have been the highest grossing Bond movies of all time shows that people love him as Bond, and they desperately want him to return. And I don’t think Daniel is immune to that… I think he’s very aware, so I think that adds an extra level of pressure. But he has to ultimately do what feels right to him.»
«But I know that we, as a cast, collectively want him back. I know that Barbara and Michael desperately want him back, so I think the only person that needs persuading is Daniel.»
This week Craig became the second-longest serving actor to play Bond, behind Sir Roger Moore, though Bond producers are reportedly anxious as Craig has not yet given his final decision over whether he wants to return for more movies.
The star previously suggested he would only do it for the money, though later said being 007 was the best job in the world, so anything could happen really.
Whether or not he decides to return, it looks like Bond 25 is going ahead whatever, as it has just been confirmed that the movie will shoot in Croatia.