Fans are upset as Daniel Craig retires as James Bond. The makers have officially reinforced that Daniel Craig won’t return as agent 007 after his last Bond film No Time To Die (even though he has said as much countless times). “We consider this film to be a classic Bond film but with a modern twist,” producer Barbara Broccoli said on the new James Bond podcast. She added, “It’s also vitally important because it is the fifth and final one that Daniel Craig is going to be doing, so it’s a culmination of everything his portrayal of the character has been through and it ties up all the storylines. It’s a pretty epic film, I have to say.”
For the unversed, over the past few months, several names have been making headlines for the possible replacements of Craig in the franchise. The actor who made the most headlines was Idris Elba. The Fobbs & Shaw actor also fueled speculation with a cryptic tweet but shut down the rumors. Another actor who has garnered attention for James Bond is Henry Cavill.
The actor, in an interview with Men's Health, had opened up about auditioning for the role years ago but couldn't make the cut. But he did express his interest in playing the character. "I think Daniel – sorry, Mr. Craig – has done an incredible job of being Bond. And if it is indeed his last one, then the playing field is open. There are no conversations just yet, but we’ll see what happens. It would be a great, fun role to play," he said.