Daniel Craig returns for one final adventure as iconic secret agent James Bond in No Time To Die. Cast your minds back to 2015 and Craig's well-documented comments about his future playing Bond; it seemed as though his time in the role was up and the search would be on for a new 007. However, that's not what happened as Craig signed up for a fifth and final film which is now mere months away from release.
Speaking to Empire, Daniel Craig revealed what fueled his decision to pop on the tuxedo one more time, and why Spectre didn't feel like the end of his Bond journey,
“If that had been it, the world would have carried on as normal, and I would have been absolutely fine. But somehow it felt like we needed to finish something off. If I’d left it at Spectre, something at the back of my head would have been going, ‘I wish I’d done one more.’”
As to how he feels towards No Time To Die as the end of the line after almost fifteen years, here's what Craig told Empire;
"I always had a kind of secret idea about the whole lot in my head, and where I wanted to take it. And Spectre wasn’t that. But this feels like it is.”
I can't say I was the biggest fan of Spectre or Quantum of Solace, on the other hand, Casino Royale and Skyfall were pretty darn good, so (for me) Craig's tenure as Bond rests on No Time To Die. On the upside, as Craig waves goodbye to one franchise, he could be about to kick-start another. The box office success and critical acclaim for his performance in Rian Johnson's Knives Out has already had talks of a sequel. If you've not seen it yet, get yourself to a cinema as soon as possible, Knives Out is an absolute treat with Craig doing his best work ever.
Also starring Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, and Christoph Waltz. No Time To Die is released in the UK on April 2nd ahead of landing in the US on April 8th.