Daniel Craig officially announced that he will be returning for another movie in the Bond franchise. Craig confirmed the news that had been widely expected during his appearance on Tuesday’s (August 15, 2017) edition of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Colbert pressed Craig about his previous statement indicating he had no intention of returning to the role.
“I have been quite cagey about it. I have been doing interviews all day and people have been asking me and I think I’ve been rather coy. But kind of felt like if I was going to speak the truth I should speak truth to you,” Craig said.
“We could use some good news here. Daniel Craig, will you return as James Bond?” Colbert then asked. The actor replied, “Yes.”
Craig also indicated that the next Bond film would be his last. He added, “I just want to go out on a high note. I can’t wait.” White Boy Rick director Yann Demange is set to direct the 25th Bond movie, dated for release on November 8, 2019.