It was the role of Agent 007 that became Daniel Craig’s big breakthrough.
But already after the first film, the British actor asked his boss if he could be allowed to make his mark on the last film. And if you do not want to know what happens to James Bond in the movie, then do not read further here.
In all, Daniel Craig managed to play James Bond in five films, the last of which was ‘No Time To Die’, which premiered in 2021.
But contrary to the title of the film, it was actually time to die, for the well-known agent 007 chose to be killed in the end of the film to avoid infecting his wife and daughter with a deadly virus.
Daniel Craig is seen here with Duchess Kate at the premiere of ‘No Time to Die’.
Foto: CHRIS JACKSON
But that Agent 007 was even allowed to survive in so many films in the person of David Craig may come as a surprise.
For Craig was apparently not at all prepared for him to play James Bond for that long.[display-posts orderby="rand"]
After premiering his first Bond film ‘Casino Royale’ in Berlin in 2006, he had asked his boss, Barbara Broccoli, how many films he would star in.
‘She said‘ like four ’. And I was kind of a little ‘oh, is that right? There were many ‘,’ says Daniel Craig in the podcast Awards Chatter.
Daniel Craig at the premiere of his first ‘James Bond’ movie ‘Casino Royal’.
Photo: DIEGO AZUBEL
But then Daniel Craig got an idea:
“I said, ‘Okay, if I make four, can I get him killed in the end?’ She hesitated and then said, ‘yes.’
By doing so, Daniel Craig knew for 15 years that James Bond would end up dying.
How the known agent was to die, however, was an otherwise difficult affair.
Rege-Jean Page has been much sought after for his role in Bridgerton’s and is mentioned as a possible upcoming James Bond.
Photo: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
At first Daniel Craig had an idea, but it did not work, and then some others took over.
For James Bond’s death should be in just the right way.
“It was a really, really difficult story to come up with, but I knew that if we found the right one, it would be the ultimate sacrifice – but the ultimate sacrifice in the service of a good cause,” says the actor.
Even though James Bond died in ‘No Time To Die’, that does not mean a final goodbye to Agent 007.
Lashana Lynch (left) is also in play as the next James Bond, some believe.
Photo: TOLGA AKMEN
The producers behind James Bond will create a new Agent 007, and some have speculated that the new agent will be a woman, while others have speculated that 007 will continue to be a man.
Favorites to take over the role include Regé-Jean Page, known as the Duke of Hastings in Brigerton’s, Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians as Lashana Lynch, who stars in ‘No Time To Die’.
Barbara Broccoli, however, has previously stated to The Hollywood Reporter, that she believes that the next Agent 007 like the previous ones will be a man, as she does not believe that women should just take over the roles of men, but that women should have their own roles written for them.