It’s been about a year and a half since Daniel Craig said he’d rather “slit his wrists” than play James Bond again, now it’s confirmed that the dramatic declaration was indeed just his dry, British sense of humor and he is hopping back into the tuxedo. Sorry, Idris Elba and Tom Hardy, Craig seems like he’s game to keep going “as long as he’s physically able to.” Either that, or he’s just “doing it for the money.” He did say that if he ever came back, it would be for the cash, so who really knows anymore.
In addition to Craig’s return to martinis and Aston Martins, producer Barbara Broccoli is reportedly “determined” to get Adele back on board to follow up her Skyfall theme, which earned the singer a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe.
A source described Craig mulling the decision to the Mirror: “Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. It’s taken time, but Daniel has come round and the strong consensus in the Bond offices is that Mr. Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she’s more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive.”
This is will be Craig’s fifth Bond film, with Skyfall being the most profitable Bond movie ever, making over $1 billion worldwide. In other words, the money is there to make this worth doing, so maybe Craig wasn’t being cheeky. He and Adele are a proven winning combo, after all.