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Daniel Craig reportedly set to return as James Bond

Yesterday news dropped that EON and MGM had secured a release date for the 25th James Bond movie, slating it for November 8, 2019. With the news came no update on if Daniel Craig would return as James Bond, which has been a matter of great frustration and tears since SPECTRE came out in 2015. But if a new report is to be believed the time for begging and pleading for answers is over, as Craig has supposedly signed on for more classy adventures.

The New York Times recently put out a report saying the actor’s return as the British spy is virtually a done deal, according to two sources close to the production, and who wish to remain anonymous. No other details have been given, and no reps for Craig have spoken out, so this news should be taken with a grain of salt…for now. Of those confirmed for the next film, writers Robert Wade and Neal Purvis are returning to write the script, having written the Bond movies since THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH in 1999.

People were surprised to have no word on Craig’s return to the series after the release date was dropped yesterday, especially considering the actor’s comments on the matter in the past. The actor expressed he would rather slit his wrists than play the character again, but has recently come out to say he would love to jump back into the role. James Bond: Ladies man, globe-trotting spy and a master flip-flopper.

After an arduous production on SPECTRE, it seems like all Craig needed was a break. He’s been playing the character for over a decade, and this last film may have taken a lot out of him. But he seems willing and raring to get back to saving the world, and given how the studio has already set a production date I can imagine the news of his return is legit. If they had to find a new actor they would hold off on release plans, and would instead start what would be a long and difficult re-casting process. But the eggs are lining up and should be ready to hatch in two years’ time. After all this "will-he-won't-he" those eggs better be [email protected] delicious.

Source: New York Times

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