It is incredibly hard for an actor of Daniel Craig's standing and stature in the industry to walk back on set for a role that he said he would rather "slash his wrists" for than return one day. However, as the escalating soap opera that has been the casting for James Bond 25 continues to take twist after turn, it appears as though the Englishman favors one final hurrah at the franchise.
A source close to Page Six has explained that producer Barbara Broccoli had a heart-to-heart with the Spectre star and while he was skeptical about reprising his role as 007, the worm might be turning. Without any official announcement from the studio or statement from the man himself contrary to his "wrist" slashing comments, the speculation has suddenly turned from auditioning new candidates to bringing Craig back into the fold for a finale.
How A Return To The Old School Revived Craig's Passion Again
Going back to his roots by performing on stage in the theater, Daniel Craig has seemingly found his passion for the craft once more. Starring next to David Oyelowo in Othello towards then end of 2016, the inside source identified his part in this play and how thrilled he was at the positive reaction to it, acting as a potential catalyst in his mindset change over James Bond.
"Daniel was very pleased with how Othello went and the great reviews," they remarked. "Now Daniel's talks with Barbara are going in the right direction. They have a script, screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (who've penned several James Bond movies) are writing and they'll go into production as soon as Daniel is ready to commit. Plus, Barbara Broccoli doesn't like Tom Hiddleston, he's a bit too smug and not tough enough to play James Bond."
Brosnan: Handing In Your License To Kill Is A Personal Choice
Dealing with some rumors of his own regarding a part in Deadpool 2 in the role of Cable, Pierce Brosnan gave his two cents on Craig. With two thumbs up in approval for his contribution to the character, Brosnan believes that only he can make the call.
“There is a definite point where you have to say enough’s enough for sure," the actor told the Independent. "I’m not going to put a number on it. It’s his for the taking for sure."
Any word of advice for a fellow 00 agent?
"Go for it man. He’s brilliant.”