Daniel Craig has revealed that he was originally asked by boss Barbara Broccoli to star in four James Bond films, prompting him to ask if the character could be ‘killed off.’
The actor, who made his fifth and final appearance as 007 in No Time to Die last year, admitted that it was being said ‘a lot’ that he needed this to set the stage for the agent’s surprise death. Some kind of commitment has to be made. many years later.
Speaking on the Awards Chatter podcast, Daniels said he thought Bond was “happy and complete” when he finally met his producer, while detailing his “kneeling” moment during his final day of filming.
Revelation: Daniel Craig reveals he was originally told he would have to star in four James Bond films by boss Barbara Broccoli, prompting him to ask if the character could be ‘killed off’ ‘
Daniels revealed that after his first Bond outing at Casino Royale in 2006, he asked Broccoli how many he wanted to make.
He said: ‘I was sitting with Barbara Broccoli in the back of a black Mercedes not far from the Berlin premiere of Casino Royale – just me and her – everything was good, the movie was doing great, it was like ‘we’ do it Well, it was time for a little celebration’.
‘ I said ‘How many of these films do I have to make?’ And she was like ‘four’. And I was like ‘Oh, really? this is too much?’
Open: Actor admits it was ‘a lot’ being told he would have to make such a commitment to set the stage for the agent’s surprise death many years later
‘ I said “Okay, if I make four, can I kill her in the end?” And she paused, and she just said “yes.”
‘I kind of had a plan in my mind, I don’t know what the plan was, if we did it right and if we got it in one place, they needed to be set again.
‘And to set again properly you need to get rid of one thought of it and start another thought of it. And I felt like ‘get rid of my version and someone else can start over, and they can start their version’.
‘But it also meant that what I could do was have some kind of arc, an emotional arc that I could aim for, and that everything he does or has meant to end and He can’t be around anymore.
‘And it was a really hard story to figure out, but I knew it would be the ultimate sacrifice if we got it right, but the ultimate sacrifice for a good cause.’
Speaking: Daniels revealed that after his first Bond outing at Casino Royale in 2006, he asked Broccoli how many he wanted to make
In No Time to Die, Craig’s dealing with Bond baddie Safin and asks HMS Dragon to destroy Safin’s factory in a missile attack where it has the technology to kill millions.
Bond is eventually killed in the explosion, seconds after learning that she is Mathilde, the daughter of Dr. Madeleine Swann, the father of the love interest.
Discussing his character’s final ending, Daniel said: ‘He didn’t commit suicide, had no choice, and based it on a love story and a family love story seemed the obvious thing to me.
“I and Carey (director Cary Joji Fukunaga) and Phoebe (Waller-Bridge, screenwriter) all had a lot to do with the ending. We wrote it. Whatever I thought, I wrote it down on paper. Phoebe worked her magic on it. It came together.
‘We just had to find the right reason. And the true reasons were those where there was a diabolical villain who had done something diabolical that there was no turning back, and the only thing he could do to keep his loved ones alive was to sacrifice himself.
‘And it felt right. And that one happy man went out. He completed.
Speaking on the Moving: Awards Chatter podcast, Daniels said he thought Bond was ‘happy and satisfied’ when he finally met his producer
‘He could never really be with anyone because he couldn’t because he was a murderer. He was always a target and in some ways he got rid of the bad guy, the real bad guy we had from the first movie, because Safin was in the first movie.
‘We got rid of him and Madeleine could move on, and her daughter could move on. I was feeling very satisfied with it.’
Craig also said that after the final day of filming he became more emotional than any other Bond film.
He continued: ‘That last day on a film set is always quite the anti-Semitic thing. You go “bye, see you, nice to work with you, see you soon”.
‘I did the last scene. All the crew, all the office workers had stayed and I didn’t know they had. So suddenly two-three hundred people stood up.
‘And it was very difficult not to be emotional. It wasn’t about the fact that it was over. It was about the people standing around me that was the reason I went to work every day.
Emotional: Craig also said that after the final day of filming he became more emotional than any other Bond film.
‘And I realized that was the reason at the time. I just looked around, I went ‘I have come to work for you guys’.
‘And it’s never felt more collective. I had never felt like part of a family on set in my career, and I realized how much I was going to miss it.
“There will always be moments like this on filmmaking, but this one is particularly special on a Bond film, and especially on No Time to Die, where the collective effort was great.
‘In that moment, I realized how much it meant to me. This was the release. you never know. To stop and realize what it meant, it was hard not to suffocate and get emotional about it.’
No Time to Die received positive reviews from critics, with review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes stating that the film “ends Daniel Craig’s franchise tenure in a satisfying style”.
Meanwhile, according to MGM boss Pamela Abdi, the fight to replace Daniels as 007 is ‘wide open’.
IMPORTANT: He said: ‘There will always be moments like this on filmmaking, but on a Bond film this is particularly special’
Pamela, who serves as MGM’s president of motion pictures, has revealed that the studio is in ‘preliminary talks’ with 007 producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. He was eliminated as Bond in Time to Die. ,
‘It’s wide open. We’ve had very early preliminary talks with Barbara and Michael, but we wanted Danielle to have her last storm,’ she told The Hollywood Reporter.
Idris Elba has been tipped as a possible 007, but it was recently reported that Luthor was in ‘early’ talks to play the star Bond villain.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘Idris has had informal talks with the studio and has been told that he has a role in the next Bond film if he wants to.
“He won’t be the title character, but they recognize the amount of charm and respect he gives, and they want to work with him on a completely original character for the next installment.”
‘It’s still very early days for talks, but so far it looks like it will be a villainous role.’
Bridgeton’s reggae-Jean Page and Lashana Lynch, who played a leading role in the previous Bond film, could also play the iconic role.
Acclaim: Daniels has earned much praise for his performance as Bond, despite controversy when he was originally cast in the role (portrayed in Casino Royale)