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How do you feel about Daniel Craig officially being back for two more Bond films after Skyfall?

Sep. 6, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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It has already been publicly established that 1) we will see a new Bond film in 2014 and 2) that "until someone tells him to stop" Daniel Craig will continue to play James Bond.  Which is good news for just about everybody involved in anything film-related ever.

Thankfully EON Productions agrees, and Craig has been confirmed to play the world's most famous spy for a further two films bringing his grand total up to five.  The report does state that while a late 2014 release date for Bond's 24th adventure is indeed expected at this time, Craig and EON Productions may want to take a bit more time due to both the exhaustive nature of crafting a Bond film and taking the time to make sure the story/script are just right before proceeding with the filmmaking process.  They'll have to figure that out with Sony/MGM, but in the meantime we can rest easy knowing that Craig will be back after SKYFALL twice over.

And speaking of which, SKYFALL will be receiving its premiere nine weeks from now on November 8th.

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Extra Tidbit: By the end of Craig's career he will have played Bond through two milestones - the 50th anniversary (this year), and the 25th film in the franchise (in theory his last).
Source: MI6

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5:43PM on 09/07/2012

F to the YEAH

This is great news & the Skyfall trailer looks fantastic. This might be the most "fun" new-generation Bond movie yet.
This is great news & the Skyfall trailer looks fantastic. This might be the most "fun" new-generation Bond movie yet.
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8:55AM on 09/07/2012
There were many problems with Quantum of Solace, but Craig was not one of them. Looking forward to seeing more of him as Bond.
There were many problems with Quantum of Solace, but Craig was not one of them. Looking forward to seeing more of him as Bond.
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5:20AM on 09/07/2012
oh snap! Q is back :)
and skyfall looks great, i cant wait to see it, im really excited for it :D

and i think craig should do this for as long as he wants, or for as long as he can make it work in the screen ;)
oh snap! Q is back :)
and skyfall looks great, i cant wait to see it, im really excited for it :D

and i think craig should do this for as long as he wants, or for as long as he can make it work in the screen ;)
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3:14AM on 09/07/2012

Only 5? Let's see him pass Roger Moore!

Also let's let Sam Mendes tell his story first before we throw Nolan into the mix (which I would love to see).
Also let's let Sam Mendes tell his story first before we throw Nolan into the mix (which I would love to see).
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12:07AM on 09/07/2012
Craig is the best bond ever!! Now lets get Nolan in the directors chair for the next two Bond films and all will be well with the world.
Craig is the best bond ever!! Now lets get Nolan in the directors chair for the next two Bond films and all will be well with the world.
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11:04PM on 09/06/2012
Anyone remember DieDanielDie.com. I wonder how many of those people are still around. Daniel Craig is a really great Bond I cant say hes better than Brosnan but I think he beats Connery. Hes a amazing actor overall and to keep doing movies outside of Bond also is really great for him. I rewatched Layer Cake the other night because after watching Lawless I wanted to see how different Tom Hardy was in Layer Cake and while watching it relize how great Daniel Craig is and I wont be mad if he
Anyone remember DieDanielDie.com. I wonder how many of those people are still around. Daniel Craig is a really great Bond I cant say hes better than Brosnan but I think he beats Connery. Hes a amazing actor overall and to keep doing movies outside of Bond also is really great for him. I rewatched Layer Cake the other night because after watching Lawless I wanted to see how different Tom Hardy was in Layer Cake and while watching it relize how great Daniel Craig is and I wont be mad if he surpasses Moores record.
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8:55PM on 09/06/2012
I wholly admire what Craig has done with the Bond role, 100%. The guy had such a gargantuan task laid before him; the minute he was cast everybody and their mother was saying he was "too short", "too blonde", "too rough", "too ugly" even - and then he went and proved everybody wrong in spectacular fashion with Casino Royale, easily one of the very best films of '06. My best friend is a Bond purist who utterly hated the idea of Craig being cast. After he saw the movie, I asked him what he
I wholly admire what Craig has done with the Bond role, 100%. The guy had such a gargantuan task laid before him; the minute he was cast everybody and their mother was saying he was "too short", "too blonde", "too rough", "too ugly" even - and then he went and proved everybody wrong in spectacular fashion with Casino Royale, easily one of the very best films of '06. My best friend is a Bond purist who utterly hated the idea of Craig being cast. After he saw the movie, I asked him what he thought, and replied begrudgingly "Craig is not Bond - but whatever he is, he sure is good at it".
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8:38PM on 09/06/2012

Fantastic news!

I've read all of Fleming's Bond novels, and Craig nails the character the best out of anyone who has portrayed him so far. I hope the producers let him run with the part for a long, long time.
I've read all of Fleming's Bond novels, and Craig nails the character the best out of anyone who has portrayed him so far. I hope the producers let him run with the part for a long, long time.
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8:00PM on 09/06/2012

Awesome Possum

Craig is the man; he's one of those actors that could read a phone book for 2 hours and still make it a compelling performance. And make you think that he'd kick your teeth in if you questioned him.

And for the record, I enjoyed the hell out of Quantum. Some really nice set pieces, believable Bond Girl, and Jeffery Wright's Felix Leiter is the tits. Plus Mathieu Amaric's spineless, hollow-eyed villain gave me the willies.
Craig is the man; he's one of those actors that could read a phone book for 2 hours and still make it a compelling performance. And make you think that he'd kick your teeth in if you questioned him.

And for the record, I enjoyed the hell out of Quantum. Some really nice set pieces, believable Bond Girl, and Jeffery Wright's Felix Leiter is the tits. Plus Mathieu Amaric's spineless, hollow-eyed villain gave me the willies.
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6:56PM on 09/06/2012

no problemo

its no problem watchin craig in two more movies.iam gettin used to see him.cant believe that he already completed 3 movies during the process of gettin used to see him.he is the best Bond after Roger moore,Sean connery,Pierce brosnan.coming to the next Bond choice,still cant makeup my mind with Michael fassbender,even though he is very talented.i think he wud look better as Bond villain than Bond.i want the next Bond to b someone who has some sense of humor in him.and i think Nolan already did
its no problem watchin craig in two more movies.iam gettin used to see him.cant believe that he already completed 3 movies during the process of gettin used to see him.he is the best Bond after Roger moore,Sean connery,Pierce brosnan.coming to the next Bond choice,still cant makeup my mind with Michael fassbender,even though he is very talented.i think he wud look better as Bond villain than Bond.i want the next Bond to b someone who has some sense of humor in him.and i think Nolan already did Bond films i.e.,Batman trilogy.TDKR is more like Pierce Brosnan's The world is not enough.the opening plane scene in TDKR is inspired frm Bond film opening in The living daylights
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6:47PM on 09/06/2012

Good to hear!

Wouldn't it be cool to see some of the older bond guys cameo in one of those movies? Or at least have a special on TV with all these guys together. Or did that happen already?
Wouldn't it be cool to see some of the older bond guys cameo in one of those movies? Or at least have a special on TV with all these guys together. Or did that happen already?
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6:18PM on 09/06/2012
Great news. It's not often I see 100% positive ratings at this site, but this deserves it. As for the other 2 films, I wonder if they will continue to explore the mystery of Quantum that was hinted at in the first 2 films. I liked that idea, since I felt it was a nod to Spectre in the earlier Bond films, where each movie was an adventure but there was also a bigger picture that was being built over the course of a few films. I'd like to see that happen.
Great news. It's not often I see 100% positive ratings at this site, but this deserves it. As for the other 2 films, I wonder if they will continue to explore the mystery of Quantum that was hinted at in the first 2 films. I liked that idea, since I felt it was a nod to Spectre in the earlier Bond films, where each movie was an adventure but there was also a bigger picture that was being built over the course of a few films. I'd like to see that happen.
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5:59PM on 09/06/2012
that's cool and all, but im dying to see fassbender as the new bond... cuz its gonna happen... mark my words
that's cool and all, but im dying to see fassbender as the new bond... cuz its gonna happen... mark my words
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4:55PM on 09/06/2012

Definitely more Craig!

The difference Craig has with other Bond actors is that he had a good slate of movies before he was even considered as 007 (i.e. the guy can act). If he can be matched with a strong screenwriter, as well as a strong director...the next guy who takes up the Bond mantel will have a lot to live up to. And yes, I won't mind Nolan directing a Bond pic, especially if cements Craig as the quintessential Bond (with Connery and Dalton having honorable mentions).
The difference Craig has with other Bond actors is that he had a good slate of movies before he was even considered as 007 (i.e. the guy can act). If he can be matched with a strong screenwriter, as well as a strong director...the next guy who takes up the Bond mantel will have a lot to live up to. And yes, I won't mind Nolan directing a Bond pic, especially if cements Craig as the quintessential Bond (with Connery and Dalton having honorable mentions).
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4:11PM on 09/06/2012
Well now would be the best time for Nolan to finally do a Bond film, i like Craig as Bond so let him do as many films as he wants.
Well now would be the best time for Nolan to finally do a Bond film, i like Craig as Bond so let him do as many films as he wants.
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3:06PM on 09/06/2012

HELL YES

You guys gotta realize that Quantum was being made in the middle of the writer's strike, the movie was pretty much destined to fail from the beginning. Not that any of that is Craig's fault at all, he did as good as he could possibly have with that script.

He's my favorite Bond after Connery, and he will deliver.
You guys gotta realize that Quantum was being made in the middle of the writer's strike, the movie was pretty much destined to fail from the beginning. Not that any of that is Craig's fault at all, he did as good as he could possibly have with that script.

He's my favorite Bond after Connery, and he will deliver.
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6:51AM on 09/08/2012
Actually, no, the writing wasn't the problem either. The problem was the budget. The movie started with a simple car chase because they didn't have enough budget to film anything spectacular.
Actually, no, the writing wasn't the problem either. The problem was the budget. The movie started with a simple car chase because they didn't have enough budget to film anything spectacular.
2:58PM on 09/06/2012
I am not sold on Craig. He had one great Bond movie and one horrifyingly awful Bond movie. Skyfall is not looking to be so great either. So come November, I might be full and well ready to kick him to the curb.
I am not sold on Craig. He had one great Bond movie and one horrifyingly awful Bond movie. Skyfall is not looking to be so great either. So come November, I might be full and well ready to kick him to the curb.
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4:21PM on 09/06/2012
You don't have faith in Sam Mendes to provide a well acted piece of entertainment?
You don't have faith in Sam Mendes to provide a well acted piece of entertainment?
4:40PM on 09/06/2012
Time and time again has proved that it doesn't matter what talent involved. Even the great ones and reasonably entertaining ones can fuck it up big time
Time and time again has proved that it doesn't matter what talent involved. Even the great ones and reasonably entertaining ones can fuck it up big time
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2:17PM on 09/06/2012
This is truly fantastic news. And since this is news that makes me and the rest of us happy I fully expect a column on "The Unpopular Opinion" as to why this is terrible news.
This is truly fantastic news. And since this is news that makes me and the rest of us happy I fully expect a column on "The Unpopular Opinion" as to why this is terrible news.
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2:17PM on 09/06/2012
This is truly fantastic news. And since this is news that makes me and the rest of us happy I fully expect a column on "The Unpopular Opinion" as to why this is terrible news.
This is truly fantastic news. And since this is news that makes me and the rest of us happy I fully expect a column on "The Unpopular Opinion" as to why this is terrible news.
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1:27PM on 09/06/2012

Good

He's a good solid Bond.
Is it true Pierce was only in FOUR?
He's a good solid Bond.
Is it true Pierce was only in FOUR?
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8:40PM on 09/06/2012
Brosnan was in four too many, if you ask me.
Brosnan was in four too many, if you ask me.
1:22PM on 09/06/2012
great news.

You always want to establish an era with a James Bond actor, that way when the new Bond comes along, it feels refreshing and a welcomed change. I think 2 more films is perfect, by then I'll just start to feel tired of Craig.
great news.

You always want to establish an era with a James Bond actor, that way when the new Bond comes along, it feels refreshing and a welcomed change. I think 2 more films is perfect, by then I'll just start to feel tired of Craig.
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1:03PM on 09/06/2012

Keep making 'em worth watching

and I'll keep watching 'em.
It's as simple as that. Sadly most studios forget that and then complain that their movie failed because of piracy.
and I'll keep watching 'em.
It's as simple as that. Sadly most studios forget that and then complain that their movie failed because of piracy.
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12:08PM on 09/06/2012
Its fine by me because I feel Daniel Craig's Bond is still evolving and hasn't quite found his footing as most actors (besides Connery) get the character right on their 2nd movie.

I'm sorry but QoS was "enjoyable" it was just too Bourne-y IMO and this upcoming movie looks likes it will make up for it
Its fine by me because I feel Daniel Craig's Bond is still evolving and hasn't quite found his footing as most actors (besides Connery) get the character right on their 2nd movie.

I'm sorry but QoS was "enjoyable" it was just too Bourne-y IMO and this upcoming movie looks likes it will make up for it
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12:00PM on 09/06/2012
This is truly fantastic news. And since this is news that makes me and the rest of us happy I fully expect a column on "The Unpopular Opinion" as to why this is terrible news.
This is truly fantastic news. And since this is news that makes me and the rest of us happy I fully expect a column on "The Unpopular Opinion" as to why this is terrible news.
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11:57AM on 09/06/2012

I thought he was signed on for 7 films in total?

I thought after QoS, he signed on for another five films? Pretty sure that I read that here, even...
I thought after QoS, he signed on for another five films? Pretty sure that I read that here, even...
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10:52AM on 09/06/2012

Awesome News!

This is great news! Casino Royale brought the bond franchise back from the dead and Daniel Craig deserves a pass on Quantum.
He admitted they threw it together and because of the writers strike I understand why it wasn't up to par. Anyone who doubts this mans credentials as bond should watch Casino Royale and hopefully Skyfall will be just as good if not better.
This is great news! Casino Royale brought the bond franchise back from the dead and Daniel Craig deserves a pass on Quantum.
He admitted they threw it together and because of the writers strike I understand why it wasn't up to par. Anyone who doubts this mans credentials as bond should watch Casino Royale and hopefully Skyfall will be just as good if not better.
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7:08AM on 09/08/2012
If you are refering to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike keep in mind that the strike would not have affected the James Bond franchise because it is produced by Eon Productions which is based in London's Piccadilly and also operates from Pinewood Studios. The writer's strike would only have affected movies and TV series produced in the U.S. British and Canadian television programming was unaffected by the strike. Indeed, as the Wrtiter's Guild beef was with American producers I
If you are refering to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike keep in mind that the strike would not have affected the James Bond franchise because it is produced by Eon Productions which is based in London's Piccadilly and also operates from Pinewood Studios. The writer's strike would only have affected movies and TV series produced in the U.S. British and Canadian television programming was unaffected by the strike. Indeed, as the Wrtiter's Guild beef was with American producers I don't think they would have stood in the way of their members working overseas as long as it was not for an American production.
10:44AM on 09/06/2012

Keep'em coming

Craig is hands down the best Bond. It'll be interesting to see if there will be some type of conclusiveness when he inevitably departs from the character. At this point, I'd like to see Campbell do another one, Mendes looks like he's going to possibly make the best one yet, so I wouldn't mind seeing him return. Keep Nolan away from this right now, I feel as if he'd want to recast a lot of the current roles with his usual bunch of Dark Knight actors.
Craig is hands down the best Bond. It'll be interesting to see if there will be some type of conclusiveness when he inevitably departs from the character. At this point, I'd like to see Campbell do another one, Mendes looks like he's going to possibly make the best one yet, so I wouldn't mind seeing him return. Keep Nolan away from this right now, I feel as if he'd want to recast a lot of the current roles with his usual bunch of Dark Knight actors.
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12:19PM on 09/06/2012
Agreed, but Christian Bale as Bond could be curious fun.
Agreed, but Christian Bale as Bond could be curious fun.
12:39PM on 09/06/2012
Agreed, but Christian Bale as Bond could be curious fun.
Agreed, but Christian Bale as Bond could be curious fun.
10:40AM on 09/06/2012

Awesome News!

This is great news! Casino Royale brought the bond franchise back from the dead and Daniel Craig deserves a pass on Quantum.
He admitted they threw it together and because of the writers strike I understand why it wasn't up to par. Anyone who doubts this mans credentials as bond should watch Casino Royale and hopefully Skyfall will be just as good if not better.
This is great news! Casino Royale brought the bond franchise back from the dead and Daniel Craig deserves a pass on Quantum.
He admitted they threw it together and because of the writers strike I understand why it wasn't up to par. Anyone who doubts this mans credentials as bond should watch Casino Royale and hopefully Skyfall will be just as good if not better.
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11:54AM on 09/06/2012
He was great in Quantum, even though the movie was weak. I love his line about being teachers on sabbatical who have just won the lottery.
He was great in Quantum, even though the movie was weak. I love his line about being teachers on sabbatical who have just won the lottery.
7:10AM on 09/08/2012
If you are refering to the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike keep in mind that the strike would not have affected the James Bond franchise because it is produced by Eon Productions which is based in London's Piccadilly and also operates from Pinewood Studios. The writer's strike would only have affected movies and TV series produced in the U.S. British and Canadian television programming was unaffected by the strike. Indeed, as the Writer's Guild's beef was with American producers I
If you are refering to the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike keep in mind that the strike would not have affected the James Bond franchise because it is produced by Eon Productions which is based in London's Piccadilly and also operates from Pinewood Studios. The writer's strike would only have affected movies and TV series produced in the U.S. British and Canadian television programming was unaffected by the strike. Indeed, as the Writer's Guild's beef was with American producers I don't think they would have stood in the way of their members working overseas as long as it was not for an American production.
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10:23AM on 09/06/2012

one word

Absolutely . . . however two is not enough
Absolutely . . . however two is not enough
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9:39AM on 09/06/2012
Make it so.
Make it so.
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9:36AM on 09/06/2012
To me, two more Bond movies with Craig means two more chance that Christopher Nolan would direct his Bond film. The opening of The Dark Knight Rises just screams Bond opening sequence.
To me, two more Bond movies with Craig means two more chance that Christopher Nolan would direct his Bond film. The opening of The Dark Knight Rises just screams Bond opening sequence.
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9:31AM on 09/06/2012
Any word yet on who's doing the theme for SkyFall?
Any word yet on who's doing the theme for SkyFall?
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12:09PM on 09/06/2012
I've heard Adele rumored for the gig.
I've heard Adele rumored for the gig.
1:23PM on 09/06/2012
Ugh...fitting, but im so tired of that hefer
Ugh...fitting, but im so tired of that hefer
9:16AM on 09/06/2012
Two more movies!? Great! Christopher Nolan can direct one and Quentin Tarantino the other (both expressed desire to be involved in the franchise).
Two more movies!? Great! Christopher Nolan can direct one and Quentin Tarantino the other (both expressed desire to be involved in the franchise).
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9:11AM on 09/06/2012

YESSSS

He is seriously one of the best to ever don the tux. I will watch him as Bond for as long as they want to keep paying him. And remember those people crying "Bond not blonde" prior to the release of Casino Royale? Did they shut up after finally seeing the movie? If they're still pouting, I wouldn't know. I can't hear them over how awesome Daniel Craig is.
He is seriously one of the best to ever don the tux. I will watch him as Bond for as long as they want to keep paying him. And remember those people crying "Bond not blonde" prior to the release of Casino Royale? Did they shut up after finally seeing the movie? If they're still pouting, I wouldn't know. I can't hear them over how awesome Daniel Craig is.
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9:07AM on 09/06/2012

Awesome!!

Craig is brilliant as Bond so it's very good news. Now can they get Christopher Nolan to do one of the Bond films so that I might day happy?
Craig is brilliant as Bond so it's very good news. Now can they get Christopher Nolan to do one of the Bond films so that I might day happy?
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8:58AM on 09/06/2012

Stoked!!

This is the best news today! The man is awesome in the role, he's fit enough to keep it going for 5-10 more years and he looks great in a tux! I hate it when title characters constantly change (see Jack Ryan/pre-Nolan Batman) and so this is perfect. Consistency at last!
This is the best news today! The man is awesome in the role, he's fit enough to keep it going for 5-10 more years and he looks great in a tux! I hate it when title characters constantly change (see Jack Ryan/pre-Nolan Batman) and so this is perfect. Consistency at last!
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8:42AM on 09/06/2012
This is great news. This gives more movies to even out the Quantum of Solace movie.
This is great news. This gives more movies to even out the Quantum of Solace movie.
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