Daniel Craig credits filming Casino Royale as inspiration for No Time to Die

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When no time to die hits theaters in the US it will mark the last time Daniel Craig will play James Bond, and it will also arrive some 15 years after his first appearance in 2006 Casino Royale. Although Craig doesn’t have the most official Bond films to his name (Roger Moore’s 7 are still the highest), delays in no time to dieThe release of will result in him having technically played the character the longest. To come full circle, Craig himself confirmed that the idea that would become no time to die was the one he had first thought of on the set of his first film.

“I finished (SPECTRE) with a broken leg. I’m not complaining about it, that’s how it is,” Craig said. Weekly entertainment, who pointed out that he previously said the 2015 film would be his last. “I had to ask myself the question: was I physically capable of doing (another), or did I physically want to do another? It was five years, and we had an idea, an idea that I had on Casino Royale. I talked to Barbara (Broccoli, producer of the Bond franchise) about it and she was like, “Yeah, go for it.” We expanded on that idea, and that became the plot or at least what we were aiming for, and I’m very, very, very happy that we did.”

That idea apparently being that James Bond finds himself retired early in the film, called back for one last job after years away from spy life and MI6.

Fans may also recall that the development of the 25th James Bond film originally had Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle attached to the helm. Craig also confirmed that work on the film essentially restarted after he left, resulting in something else.

“Pretty much, yeah,” Craig said of starting over. “I’m a huge Danny fan, and I would love to work with him. It didn’t work out. The thing is, with a Bond movie, there’s no hiding place. It happens all the time. time in movies.. You work with directors, you work with screenwriters, and you come to a point and you’re like, “It’s not working, sorry”, and you move on. It’s just that in a Bond movie, it becomes this huge event that turns into something But I have a huge amount of respect for Danny. I like him a lot. Swing and miss, you know.”

no time to die will finally arrive in theaters on October 8 after multiple delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Marking Daniel Craig’s last time as a hero, the film will also star Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, with Jeffrey Wright, with Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes as “M” .

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