After months and months of painfully suspenseful speculation, Daniel Craig has finally announced that he will be returning as James Bond, during an interview with late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert. Despite denying the media any solid answer for weeks, he opened up to his interviewer (and self-confessed fan) Stephen. Every publication from London to Lynchville seemed to be running with the story that he has been signed for two more movies in the hugely popular franchise since his previous film Skyfall broke box office records, topping out at over a billion dollars in takings globally.
Interviewer Stephen Colbert put Craig on the spot, who admitted to being coy to other interviewers. Craig then confirmed that he would be returning to play the most famous secret agent of all time in the 25th instalment for the franchise.
This announcement has put to bed a bevy of rumours about other actors potentially playing the role, including Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Tom Hiddleston, all of whom were picked by bookies as front-runners to continue the secret agent’s narrative. The blue-eyed Craig had previously stated he’d rather “slash his wrists” than return for another Bond film , after a gruelling filming schedule and ensuing media tour left him exhausted and frustrated after his last instalment Spectre, but has obviously since changed his mind (certainly the rumoured $150 million paycheck might have played some part).
Now we just need Tom Ford to confirm that he’ll be doing the suits again and we can all go back to sleeping properly.