Franchise fans’007‘ were shocked when James Bond died in ‘No Time to Die’a film that marked the farewell of Daniel Craig like the character.
In the plot, Bond sacrifices himself to save other people’s lives, and the idea was strongly defended by Craig backstage.
In an interview for Los Angeles Timesthe star said that one of the main reasons he liked the ending was because it kept the door closed to any possible return of his incarnation of the character.
“It was a good idea for two reasons: for me and for the franchise. I was already thinking that it was time to reformulate the character. So what better way to do that than to kill my character and find another Bond in another story? Start with someone 23, 25 or 30.”
He also argued that he was ready to hang up his tuxedo and didn’t want to be asked about it for the rest of his career.
“The other was so I could move on. I didn’t want to go back. I think I would be very lucky if they called me back, but the fact is, I need to move on. The sacrifice he makes in the film was for love, and there is no greater sacrifice. So this felt like a great way to end my contribution to the franchise.”
For those who don’t remember, Craig starred in a total of five films in the franchise, starting with ‘Casino Royale‘ (2006), ‘Quantum of Solace’ (2008), ‘Operation Skyfall‘ (2012), ‘Contra Spectre’ (2015) and ‘No Time to Die’ (2021).
Remember the trailer for the last film:
Success among critics (84% approval on Rotten Tomatoes) and in theaters, the feature grossed $774 million worldwide – making it the second BIGGEST box office of the year for a Hollywood production.