In a new interview with The People Bond producer Michael G. Wilson said he will be discussing Daniel Craig’s future as 007 once production on Sam Mendes’ Skyfall has finished, but it doesn’t look like Craig has anything to worry about as Wilson described the actor as a “terrific Bond” and he doesn’t think “there’s a better actor to play the part”.
Wilson also said he would love Craig to make five more Bond movies, but as Wilson himself said discussions have yet to take place we can just take that as fun speculation for now. If Craig did appear as 007 in another five films it would make him the longest serving James Bond actor, passing Roger Moore who made 7 films. Whether Craig manages to pass Moore’s record won’t be known for another 12-15 years, but focusing on the present, more specifically Skyfall, Wilson thinks they’ve got something “special”.
“The director Sam Mendes and Daniel are taking it back to a 60s feel – more Sean. I think that’s what the fans wanted. There’s a magical Goldfinger feel surrounding it all. It’s all very exciting. I can’t wait for people to see the movie because I think we’re making a very special Bond.”
Skyfall will be released next October, and will mark 50 years since the release of the first Bond film, Dr. No, in 1962. There will be several events held to mark the milestone, and one may involve getting all the past and present Bond actors (Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Craig) in the same room.
“We’d really like to get all six together. We’re trying to find a way for fans to celebrate with us because they’ve been the reason the Bond films have been the success they have.”
“At the moment these are just ideas so you’ll have to wait and see. Whatever happens it will be a special year for Bond fans.”
Let’s hope so. Getting all the Bond actors together will be quite something (along with great marketing for Skyfall, obviously).
As well as Craig, Skyfall stars Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Helen McCrory, Ben Whishaw and Albert Finney. Mendes said the storyline will take 007 to London, China, Turkey and Scotland, and it had “”all the elements of a classic Bond movie”.