Published On: Mon, Aug 26th, 2013

Daniel Craig seeks out a return to ‘some of the old irony’ in next James Bond film

British actor Daniel Craig has admitted he wants the next James Bond outing to recapture some of the spirit of the earlier movies.

Speaking to the website Vulture, Craig, who will return to play the secret agent for the fourth time in the 24th Bond film, said he was eager to see the next film to remain ironic in order to avoid becoming a parody of itself.

Daniel Craig in 'Skyfall' looks to return to the 'irony' of early Bond films

Daniel Craig in ‘Skyfall’ looks to return to the ‘irony’ of early Bond films

“Hopefully we’ll reclaim some of the old irony and make sure it doesn’t become pastiche,” he explained.

“I can’t do shtick, I’m not very good at it. Unless it kind of suddenly makes sense. Does that make sense? I sometimes wish I hammed it up more but I just can’t do it very well so I don’t do it.”

The next Bond film, following the blockbuster success of 2012’s Skyfall  will once again be directed by Sam Mendes, who did a bit negotiating before returning to the franchise.

Mendes had previously pulled out in order to focus on his theatre projects, which include the current West End production of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, but has since said he is ‘looking forward’ to returning to the franchise.

“I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24,” he added. “I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time.”

The untitled Bond film will be due for release on October 23 2015,


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