Daniel Craig does not want “Spectre” to be his last James Bond adventure.
Despite seemingly never-ending speculation from fans as to who the next 007 will be, the actor said in a recent interview that he isn’t ready to give up the coveted role just yet. And he might not be ready for a long time.
“I’m contracted for one more — but I’m not going to make predictions,” Craig said.
“I work myself to death,” the actor added. “It’s getting harder. But such is life. I’ll keep going as long as I’m physically able.”
Craig previously told Esquire he would give up the tux after “Spectre,” and casting rumors have been swirling for months amongst rally cries from fans to appoint Idris Elba (“Luther”) as the first black Bond.
According to the International British Times, “Homeland” star Damian Lewis has received the “unofficial nod” that he’ll become the next actor to play the iconic British spy, but “there is no pressure” on Craig to step down.
“Anything is possible for sure, but I think he’ll be male and he’ll be white,” Brosnan said.
“Spectre” will be Craig’s fourth “James Bond” film, after “Quantum of Solace,” “Casino Royale” and “Skyfall.” The latter made $1.1 billion worldwide, becoming the first film in the franchise to cross the billion barrier.