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Daniel Craig on the verge of signing on to star in five more James Bond films?

12.19.2011

As COWBOYS & ALIENS hits DVD and Blu-ray and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO hits theaters, Daniel Craig is looking to continue his most popular franchise, negotiating to star in five more James Bond films. Craig is currently filming SKYFALL, the last 007 film in his original contract, but producers are interested in having their current Bond stick around for a few more installments.

SKYFALL producer Michael Wilson said over the weekend, "I'd love Daniel to surpass Roger's [Moore] record and do eight pictures." That may be wishful thinking for an actor who's clearly got designs on being more than just James Bond, but Craig seems interested in returning at least for a few more films.

One wonders though how differently Craig would feel if COWBOYS & ALIENS - his first major attempt at leading a non-Bond tentpole film - had fared better at the box-office. (Even Universal thought it was a "mediocre movie".) DRAGON TATTOO will almost surely play better this week but maybe Craig is reconsidering life outside of the Bond franchise.

While I'd love to have him back for more Bond films, I'd also like to see him continue to try other things. While not all of COWBOYS worked, I thought Craig was very good in the role (he's also quite good in DRAGON TATTOO). What do you think? How many more Bond films do you want Craig for?

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3:19PM on 12/20/2011
Love Craig. Great Bond. Here's the thing though, that is a MAJOR commitment to your career and a franchise. If he wants to do five movies than great. I just don't know if its smart to sign on for five like this.
Love Craig. Great Bond. Here's the thing though, that is a MAJOR commitment to your career and a franchise. If he wants to do five movies than great. I just don't know if its smart to sign on for five like this.
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2:27PM on 12/20/2011

It's up to Craig

8 movies may be too many, but if that's what Craig wants to do, I'd say more power to him. He saved the franchise and brought something real to the character that had become degraded over the years.
8 movies may be too many, but if that's what Craig wants to do, I'd say more power to him. He saved the franchise and brought something real to the character that had become degraded over the years.
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3:11AM on 12/20/2011

Danie Craig rocks as Bond BUT...

five movies is another ten years... they need to crank these out, remember when they were able to produce one each year or 1.5 yrs??
five movies is another ten years... they need to crank these out, remember when they were able to produce one each year or 1.5 yrs??
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12:23AM on 12/20/2011

Yes, please!

He's the only Bond that is like the Bond from Fleming's novels (that is, up until Lazenby).
No more Remington Steele bullshit Bond. Brosnan was what killed the franchise, and there's a reason for that.....he sucked.
He's the only Bond that is like the Bond from Fleming's novels (that is, up until Lazenby).
No more Remington Steele bullshit Bond. Brosnan was what killed the franchise, and there's a reason for that.....he sucked.
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3:12AM on 12/20/2011
DID HE? gee really did Pierce suck as bond? I thought he was GREAT!
DID HE? gee really did Pierce suck as bond? I thought he was GREAT!
8:26AM on 12/20/2011
Brosnan was the best Bond. I don't like Craig.
Brosnan was the best Bond. I don't like Craig.
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9:24PM on 12/19/2011
He's a good Bond but who the hell wants to see this guy in 8 of these movies!?
He's a good Bond but who the hell wants to see this guy in 8 of these movies!?
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8:48PM on 12/19/2011
I'm sorry but the last thing we need to see is five James Bond films being cranked out in rapid fashion. The percentage of good Bond films are quite low as it is... add speed to the cheese and NO THANKS.
I'm sorry but the last thing we need to see is five James Bond films being cranked out in rapid fashion. The percentage of good Bond films are quite low as it is... add speed to the cheese and NO THANKS.
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5:26PM on 12/19/2011
Why not? Daniel Craig is my favorite Bond, as he brought an intensity and roughness to the role like no other. And hearing him talk about Bond, you get a sense that he is legitimately invested in the Bond, not just there to pick up an easy paycheck!
Why not? Daniel Craig is my favorite Bond, as he brought an intensity and roughness to the role like no other. And hearing him talk about Bond, you get a sense that he is legitimately invested in the Bond, not just there to pick up an easy paycheck!
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5:11PM on 12/19/2011
Craig is OK but let him do just one more after Skyfall and pass on the licence-to-kill to Clive Owen.
Craig is OK but let him do just one more after Skyfall and pass on the licence-to-kill to Clive Owen.
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4:40PM on 12/19/2011
awesome ! craig is the best bond hands down, no disrepect to alex tribecks mother fucking sean connery
awesome ! craig is the best bond hands down, no disrepect to alex tribecks mother fucking sean connery
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3:29PM on 12/19/2011

If They Do One Ever Two Years....

...by the time Craig finished his 8th film, he'd be about 55, still younger than Moore was.
...by the time Craig finished his 8th film, he'd be about 55, still younger than Moore was.
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3:05PM on 12/19/2011
Love Craig as Bond but, realistically, I'd like to see him do maybe two more then they can reboot again.
Love Craig as Bond but, realistically, I'd like to see him do maybe two more then they can reboot again.
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2:54PM on 12/19/2011
I like Craig as Bond, but like most people, I'd really prefer only one or two after Skyfall.
I like Craig as Bond, but like most people, I'd really prefer only one or two after Skyfall.
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12:28PM on 12/19/2011

BRING IT ON!!

oh crap, I said all I wanted to say in my title...I guess I'll say it again. BRING IT ON!!
oh crap, I said all I wanted to say in my title...I guess I'll say it again. BRING IT ON!!
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12:03PM on 12/19/2011
Awesome news, I figured that after this one Craig would bail on the franchise. Good to see that he's actually looking to stick around, although five more might be a bit much, but I'm open to them. Now can we please get Chris Nolan to direct one of them? And can we please get Muse to do the theme song for one of them too preferably the same movie as Nolan. Now that would be badass
Awesome news, I figured that after this one Craig would bail on the franchise. Good to see that he's actually looking to stick around, although five more might be a bit much, but I'm open to them. Now can we please get Chris Nolan to direct one of them? And can we please get Muse to do the theme song for one of them too preferably the same movie as Nolan. Now that would be badass
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11:58AM on 12/19/2011
by the time Skyfall comes out Craig well be a few months shy of his 45th birthday,I like him as Bond but a deal that well have him romancing 20 somethings when he is 60 something is madness .Retire his PPK after another 2 films.
by the time Skyfall comes out Craig well be a few months shy of his 45th birthday,I like him as Bond but a deal that well have him romancing 20 somethings when he is 60 something is madness .Retire his PPK after another 2 films.
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11:38AM on 12/19/2011
Craig is a great Bond and I think after Skyfall should make two more Bond films. I think five Bond movies with Craig would be enough and a very good accomplishment.
Craig is a great Bond and I think after Skyfall should make two more Bond films. I think five Bond movies with Craig would be enough and a very good accomplishment.
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11:24AM on 12/19/2011

Time for More

I believe Craig when he said Quantum was pieced together due to the writers strike. Why else would they have the first direct sequel of a bond movie? I say give him as many movies as he wants. He is definitely one of the top bond actors for sure.

Anyone who doubts this man as an actor should watch Layer Cake he carried the entire movie and did an excellent job.
I believe Craig when he said Quantum was pieced together due to the writers strike. Why else would they have the first direct sequel of a bond movie? I say give him as many movies as he wants. He is definitely one of the top bond actors for sure.

Anyone who doubts this man as an actor should watch Layer Cake he carried the entire movie and did an excellent job.
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10:58AM on 12/19/2011

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Guess I'm just not into Craig as "Bond". In my book nobody tops Connery! Besides Craig has blonde hair...please!
Guess I'm just not into Craig as "Bond". In my book nobody tops Connery! Besides Craig has blonde hair...please!
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11:31AM on 12/19/2011
*sigh*
*sigh*
11:46AM on 12/19/2011
Trollololol
Trollololol
10:57AM on 12/19/2011
I think he should wrap it up after this one or MAYBE one more. Five more would be utterly insane. We don't need another elderly, wrinkled Bond running around banging young chicks.
I think he should wrap it up after this one or MAYBE one more. Five more would be utterly insane. We don't need another elderly, wrinkled Bond running around banging young chicks.
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3:51PM on 12/19/2011
dont be jealous you wish you could be banging young chicks when your old and wrinkly lol
dont be jealous you wish you could be banging young chicks when your old and wrinkly lol
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10:49AM on 12/19/2011

Hell yeh

Just let him do as many as he wants to. He's the best Bond since Connery.
Just let him do as many as he wants to. He's the best Bond since Connery.
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10:23AM on 12/19/2011

Two or Three more...

For my money he is the best Bond ever. Connery was always my favorite but those movies are so dated now that it is difficult to take them seriously. Craig is a perfect Bond incarnation. I loved Casino Royale, and I don't hate Quantum as much as others do. It wasn't great but wasn't horrible. And Craig was awesome in both.
For my money he is the best Bond ever. Connery was always my favorite but those movies are so dated now that it is difficult to take them seriously. Craig is a perfect Bond incarnation. I loved Casino Royale, and I don't hate Quantum as much as others do. It wasn't great but wasn't horrible. And Craig was awesome in both.
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9:41AM on 12/19/2011
I'd like to see him do another 2 after skyfall. As we've learned with others Bonds, you don't want to overstay your welcome.
I'd like to see him do another 2 after skyfall. As we've learned with others Bonds, you don't want to overstay your welcome.
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