There have been a number of different rumours about the future of the James Bond movie franchise, with a lot of talk about who the next actor will be to take on the role. It was first thought that British actor Daniel Craig, who has played James Bond since 2006, would step down from the role before Bond 25, before he confirmed that he would stick around for one last movie.
With that in mind, there have still been a lot of names being put forward to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond in the movie Bond 26, but could we see him sticking around for yet another one? Top director Denis Villeneuve has admitted that he would love to direct a James Bond movie with Daniel Craig on board but that he would not be able to do Bond 25, so Denis was hoping Daniel could stick around for Bond 26.
Villeneuve was chatting to Screen Crush, when he told them, "Listen, I would love to do a Bond movie. I think Daniel Craig is a fantastic actor and I would like to, but several months ago I came into do 'Dune' and I engaged myself. I committed myself and I'm someone that doesn't step back. I remember I committed to do 'Enemy', they came with 'Prisoners' I said, 'I need to do Enemy first', and I had to break to bend the schedule. I did the same with 'Arrival' and 'Blade Runner'. I did Blade Runner, one of my conditions was that I would have time to do 'Arrival' first. Once I commit, I commit."
He added, "When Legendary offered me to do 'Dune', on a silver plate? Which was like my dream project that I'm dreaming to do for 30 years? I said yes right away. I want to honour that. It doesn't mean the movie will happen, maybe in six months the movie will - and Bond is an old fantasy of mine, but I can't be in two places at the same time. It's a strange year because I would love to do a James Bond. I need to focus. Maybe Bond 26. I would love to. I said to Barbara [Broccoli], I would love to work with you and with Daniel, but I'm engaged. [Laughs] I will love to do it, honestly. I'm a spoiled filmmaker right now."
Would you be interested in seeing Denis Villeneuve directing Daniel Craig in Bond 26?