Hey, James Bond aficionados—for those of you in the ‘Daniel Craig is the best Bond’ camp, well, Christmas just came early: producer Michael G. Wilson has stated that he wants Craig to portray the dapper super spy in five more films, which, after Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and the upcoming Skyfall, will bring Craig’s Bond film total to a whopping eight.
Eight times around would officially make Daniel Craig the longest running Bond actor thus far, and Wilson seems determined to make that happen, speaking highly of the actor. “Filming has gone very well so far and I’d love Daniel to surpass Roger’s record and do eight pictures,” Wilson has stated, adding that “Daniel’s been an absolute pleasure to be around because he takes the role so seriously. There’s really no one more passionate about making these films work than him – he’s a film maker’s dream.”
While it seems hard to imagine Craig being willing to play the same character for the next 15-20 years, he does make a hell of a good Bond, and it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have him hold the title for longest-running Bond, especially since it would knock the Roger Moore out of the top spot, whose Bond was always hyper-smarmy and cheesy. Go, Craig, go!
Who is your favorite Bond?