Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s been fun to speculate about who the next James Bond could be, especially since the current Bond has said on the record that he’d rather slash his wrists than play Bond again. However, any predictions may be premature at this point. According to Callum McDougall, who’s executive produced all the Daniel Craig Bond films to date, Craig remains “absolutely the first choice” to play 007 in the next film. Read More »
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Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: As expected, the report that Daniel Craig had been offered $150 million to reprise his role as James Bond for two more films turns out to be completely false. Details after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
When the upcoming Showtime miniseries Purity cast Daniel Craig, some fans speculated it could be a sign he really was leaving the James Bond franchise. Today, Showtime Networks Inc. President and CEO David Nevins spoke about the upcoming show in his announcements to the Television Critics Association. After his panel, Nevins spoke with reporters further and we asked if Purity would tie up Craig long enough to keep him from playing Bond again.
“It depends when they do the next James Bond movie,” Nevins said. “I don’t think it precludes him, is the answer. This will be completed I believe during the course of 2017. So depending on how long they’re willing to wait to star shooting the next Bond, it’s possible.” Read More »
It’s hard for anyone except the producers and accountants of a blockbuster movie to know what the million-dollar budgets are spent on. Recently we learned roughly how much the crew of a hypothetical $200 million movie makes, but there are plenty more costs than the salaries of those working on the movie. In fact, the James Bond flick Skyfall is rumored to have had a surprising cost in post-production thanks to some leather gloves purchased by Daniel Craig.
Find out about the rumored problem created by some leather gloves in Skyfall after the jump. Read More »
In today’s edition of TV Bits:
- Showtime has ordered 20 episodes of Todd Field‘s series Purity, which will star Daniel Craig.
- Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the wrestling comedy G.L.O.W.
- Outlander, Transparent, and UnREAL have all been renewed.
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During the press rounds for the last James Bond installment, Spectre, Daniel Craig didn’t sound enthusiastic about the prospect of playing the iconic spy again. Physically, it’s an exhausting role, and considering how long these films take to make, it’s understandable the actor has been cautious about returning to the role, despite being under contract for one more sequel.
Recently we’ve heard more rumors insisting the actor is finished with the character. Now, another rumor has cropped up, claiming that Jamie Bell (Turn: Washington’s Spies) has had discussions about playing the new James Bond.
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Here’s the thing about rumors that begin with The Daily Mail – you probably shouldn’t believe them. This is an outlet that tends to get things wrong, to exaggerate, to paint inaccurate pictures, etc. They have a long history of this, especially when it comes to the James Bond movies. For every accurate morsel, there are a few stories that feel completely fabricated by sources who actually know nothing.
With that said, it’s time to address the latest James Bond rumor sweeping the internet like a wildfire started with a Q Branch gadget: certain people are now saying that Daniel Craig is done playing the character and has turned down a gigantic payday to return as 007.
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If you paid attention to the press tour for last year’s latest James Bond mission in Spectre, then you know that Daniel Craig wasn’t exactly eager to return to work as 007 anytime soon. During one interview, Craig said that he would rather slit his wrists then go make another James Bond movie at that point. He pulled back on those comments a bit later on The Today Show:
If you’re 200 yards from the end of a marathon and someone comes running up to you and says, ‘Are you going to run another marathon?’ there’s two words you use, and not on a morning show.
However, if Daniel Craig’s close, personal friend and fellow actor Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Kingsman: The Secret Service), who just happens to be the godfather to Craig’s eldest son, is going to be believed, then the British actor may actually be done with his time on Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Find out more about whether or not Daniel Craig is quitting James Bond below. Read More »
After being very vocal about having no desire to get back into action as James Bond anytime soon, Daniel Craig is heading to the small screen for his next project. An adaptation of Jonathan Franzen‘s novel Purity is in the works as a limited series and Craig will star in the project, but he doesn’t exactly have the lead role. Hit the jump to find out more about the Purity TV series. Read More »