Attention all you Bond hopefuls out there: you could be taking the back seat for at least another 8 years or so. According to People.co.uk, we may not see anyone new playing our favorite suit-n-tie spy for a while, but that’s not a problem. Bond fans have expressed their satisfaction in Daniel Craig. He’s suave, sexy, and a complete bad ass.
Craig has already starred in two Bond films: Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. The 43 year-old actor is currently filming the next installment, titled Skyline. James Bond producer, Michael G. Wilson, wants Craig to sign a multi-million dollar deal that would have Craig star in another five films, giving him 8 Bond films — that’s one film more than current record holder, Roger Moore.
Here’s what Wilson had to say about Daniel Craig and the filming process for Skyline:
“Daniel’s been a terrific Bond, a superb actor and a terrific man. The fans love him and I don’t think there’s a better actor to play the part… It’s certainly something we’ll be discussing with him once we finish shooting ‘Skyfall.’”
He added that “Filming has gone very well so far and I’d love Daniel to surpass Roger’s record and do eight pictures. Daniel’s been an absolute pleasure to be around because he takes the role so seriously. There’s really no one more passionate about making these films work than him – he’s a filmmaker’s dream.
“A lot of people have said Daniel’s been their favorite Bond since Sean Connery and I can’t argue with them. He’s doing a great job.”
About Skyfall, Wilson said that “director Sam Mendes and Daniel are taking it back to a 60s feel – more Sean. I think that’s what the fans wanted. There’s a magical Goldfinger feel surrounding it all. It’s all very exciting. I can’t wait for people to see the movie because I think we’re making a very special Bond.”
Are guys satisfied with Craig signing on for five more Bond films? Or do you think someone else should be given a chance?
Skyline hits theaters everywhere, November 9, 2011.