Daniel Craig talks about why he thinks SPECTRE may be the best Bond movie yet, and how it’s refreshing the franchise.
Bond is Back! Daniel Craig returns as the notorious spy, James Bond, in his latest film, Spectre. This version will tie together Craig’s previous Bond films, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall in the ultimate spy showdown. But does this mean Craig will leave behind the role of Bond?
With the excitement of SPECTRE’s release also comes the buzz that it may be the last ride for Craig. But Craig is playing his cards close to his chest. “I don’t know. Nothing is nailed down. I know a lot has been said… I don’t really have much to add except for I don’t know,” Craig told ScreenRant. “I think if you ask Sam (Mendes, director) the same question he would just say, ‘I don’t want to think about [it].’ He finished editing the movie three weeks ago. He’s had enough. And so have I for a while. I would just like to think about some other things. Think about… other things to do…and not be worried about it. I’m so happy with the result of this film and I would like to celebrate that a little bit.”
In Spectre, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.
In this interview, Craig talks about how he, director Sam Mendes and cast and crew upped the ante this time around to bring the mythology of Bond to new heights, making it what Craig thinks may be the best one yet.
SPECTRE opens in theatres on November 6.