Daniel Craig has confirmed he will indeed return to star as 007 for the 25th installment of the James Bond franchise.
The Bond star was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night when he confirmed his return. Earlier this morning, Daniel Craig revealed a decision had yet to be made as far as his return, however, when asked by Colbert about returning to the role, Craig said:
“Yes… I always wanted to, I wanted a break.”
Daniel Craig has been long rumored to be returning for another outing as Bond. Although the actor was very vocal about wanting to move on from the role during the press tour for Spectre — going as far to say he would have rather slashed his wrists than play the character again — the actor maintained a good relationship with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli. In addition to confirmed his long-awaited return Tuesday night, Craig revealed Bond 25 would be his last turn in the role of the iconic British spy, telling Colbert:
“I just want to go out on a high note, and I can’t wait.”
Franchise veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will pen the script for the 25th installment. The duo has written on every Bond film from the last 18 years ranging from The World is not Enough all the way up to 2015’s Spectre. Eon Productions is rumored to be shooting the film in Croatia. A director has yet to be announced.
Bond 25 is currently slated to hit theaters in the U.S. on November 8, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Daniel Craig and Bond 25!