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Published On: Fri, Dec 4th, 2015

Barbara Broccoli wants Daniel Craig back for ‘Bond 25’

While Spectre may be Craig’s last time playing 007, one of the key producers isn’t going to let him get away so easy as Barbara Broccoli praised the star in her recent interview with 20 Minuten.

Roger Moore in Live and Let Die, Daniel Craig from his famous movie Casino Royale photo/MGM

Roger Moore in Live and Let Die, Daniel Craig from his famous movie Casino Royale photo/MGM

Bond producer Barbara Broccoli stated her plans in moving the franchise forward, specifically regarding the actor who will be playing James Bond: “In spring, we start again. I hope we can continue with Daniel [Craig]. I love him, obviously not just me but also the audience. I will try my best to keep him on.”

Considering in October Craig told Time Out Britain he’d rather “slit his wrists”  than film another Bond movie, she certainly has her work cut out for her.

Broccoli has produced every James Bond movie since Pierce Brosnan took the role of the titular agent. Additionally, she Associate Produced two earlier films in the franchise, and Assistant Directed two of the Roger Moore titles.

“It’s always a challenge to keep the balance between what the fans want and to bring the claim, something new and surprising. I think at the end of this film, the possibilities are endless. This is a good starting point,” she said in the discussion.

 

Broccoli continues the legacy started by her father, Albert Broccoli, credited with adapting James Bond from the Ian Fleming’s novels of the same name, to the big screen. He served as a co-producer for the original Bond movie, Dr. No in 1962 which was a modest success. Broccoli continued to produce the first sequel, From Russia With Love (and a mass of additional Bond films) to massive acclaim and served to create the film series that has been a staple of cinema ever since.

 

It’s a great interview and worth checking out – click here

A new Bond film would likely land around 2018 or a year later if Bond is recast.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre

 

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