Daniel Craig & Naomie Harris Discuss Whether They're Returning For BOND 25 And Danny Boyle As Director

Daniel Craig & Naomie Harris Discuss Whether They're Returning For BOND 25 And Danny Boyle As Director

Stars of the latest James Bond films, Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris recently revealed how much they know about Bond 25 - from whether they're on-board to star to whether Danny Boyle will direct...

Daniel Craig made his debut as 007 in Martin Campbell’s Casino Royale in 2006, and he reprised his role in three sequels – the last one being Sam Mendes’ Spectre in 2015. Although the movie was a sequel to the most successful installment in the entire James Bond franchise, it wasn’t as well-received critically or commercially. So, the producers behind the series are looking to get back on track.

Because of Spectre's under-performance; Several things are changing behind the scenes regarding what will most likely be Craig’s final Bond film - considering, before confirming himself to be on-board for Bond 25, he was quoted as saying "I'd rather slash my wrists than play James Bond again."

So far, screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have written the scripts for each James Bond film since The World is Not Enough, and they are expected to write the script for Bond 25 as well. However, it has also been reported that Trainspotting scribe John Hodge is writing a separate Bond 25 screenplay that may be used for Danny Boyle to direct, which he could do this year if the script is approved.

Craig attended a recent auction in which he sold his personal 2014 Aston Martin. And speaking with Associated Press at the event, Craig was asked whether Bond 25 is his next film, to which he simply replied:


Associated Press then asked about Danny Boyle’s involvement as director, Craig smiled and said:

We’ll see, we’ll see.

Now with Craig and Boyle's statuses regarding the film confirmed, there's one more player who recently mentioned her iconic James Bond role.

Naomie Harris played Eve Moneypenny – aka Miss Moneypenny – in the last two entries of the spy franchise. Speaking in a recent interview, she revealed that she still hasn’t been told if the character will be part of the upcoming film.

The actress recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show, along with co-star Dwayne Johnson to promote their new film Rampage. Harris was directly asked for some details about the upcoming Bond film, unfortunately she didn't have much knowledge of the project:

I know nothing. I don’t know if I am in it, but I do know they start shooting at the end of the year. I have cleared my diary in anticipation but I don’t know.

What do you think about the actors' comments? Would you like to see Craig and Harris return for Bond 25? Would you like Boyle to direct?

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