Daniel Craig appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Tuesday night and did the thing that many were hoping for. He confirmed that he will, in fact, return to play James Bond in the 25th film in the series. He also alluded to the fact that it will be his last appearance as the world’s most famous super spy. To be clear, he said, “I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note,” and that isn’t an absolute. We all know people change their minds, but this is information that many fans had anticipated.
Craig seems to have changed his mind before. Colbert even pressed him on a quote where, when asked about returning to the role after Spectre, he said he’d “rather break this glass and slash my wrists” than play Bond again. Craig had apparently given that interview immediately after shooting Spectre, and was still in the throws of exhaustion. He told Colbert, “Instead of saying something with style and grace, I said something really stupid,”. Haven’t we all, at one point or another.
Daniel Craig’s fifth appearance as James Bond is set to hit movie theaters on November 8th, 2019. It is still without a director and a studio, according to Variety.