Daniel Craig Says 'No Time to Die' Is His Last James Bond Movie
During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Daniel Craig revealed that his time as James Bond has come to a close.
About four minutes into the above segment, Colbert asks Craig if he's done with Bond.
"Yes," Craig responded. "It's done."
Craig was first announced in 2005 that he would be playing James Bond in the 2006 film, Casino Royale. Since then, Craig has reprised the role for four additional films. But the last time fans will get to experience Craig's version of the famed spy is when No Time to Die hits theaters in April 2020.
This isn't the first time that Craig said he was finished with the character. Craig explained to German newspaper Express that "someone else needs to have a go" at being James Bond. He also shared that filming No Time to Die was an exciting but emotional process.
"It’s been, as they always are, incredibly hard work, but it’s a massive collaboration," Craig said to Express about creating No Time to Die. "One of the most moving things for me about finishing the film is that I have been working with some of the people for 30 years."
Along with telling the audience that he'll be stepping away from the franchise, Craig also talked to Colbert about Phoebe Waller-Bridge's involvement in No Time to Die. Waller-Bridge will be just the second woman to have writing credits in the film franchise and Craig was instrumental in getting her into the writer's room. Craig tells Colbert that Waller-Bridge's writing on her show Killing Eve moved him to bring her on board.
"I knew she was great from Fleabag but I watched Killing Eve and what she did with that," Craig said at the interview's 2:26 minute mark. "I thought it was spectacular."