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Sunday, 7 November 2010

Bond back in production. Daniel Craig is out!

The new 007 look
Unconfirmed rumours doing the rounds are that Daniel Craig is out of the next Bond movie - Bond 23 is to start filming in January with Craig unavailable because of other commitments, not least of which is filming the Steig Larsson's Millennium Trilogy.

Internet fan sites are buzzing with the name Henry Cavill to play the next James Bond, but once again names like Clive Owen and Ewan McGregor are being put into the mix. The official stance is that Daniel Craig is still on board but given the history of the franchise and that each time it has stalled in the past a new actor has stepped into the shoes, this doesn't seem likely. Brosnan replaced Dalton after the series was on hold for seven years and then Craig replaced Brosnan after a four year break in production.

Director Sam Mendes is back on board and the script is ready to go, having been completed before the problems with MGM and the studio are eager to get things moving quickly.

Bookmakers, William Hill believe Daniel Craig will probably do three more films (7/4) and there is an 8/1 chance he will leave the franchise. The odds of him doing two more 007 adventures are 2/1 and you can get 4/1 that Bond 23 will be his final time in the role.


Tom said...

I wonder what the new title will be.

Winifred said...

Have to say I'm one of the few who never took to Daniel Craig in this role. I wasn't too keen on the way the films have gone either, too much like very other action film now. Taking himself far too seriously. Nothing special about them now. Shame.

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

Winifred - I agree with you 110%