Actor will be third most prolific 007 in history - behind Sean Connery and Roger Moore
Daniel Craig will star in at least two more James Bond movies after Skyfall, his upcoming third outing as 007.
Last week (September 7), it was reported on a notable 007 fan site that the actor was contracted for “at least five” Bond films, meaning that he still has two left to shoot.
Craig’s roles in the the 24th and 25th Bond films have now been confirmed by Deadline. Both films will be co-financed by Eon Productions and Sony Pictures, who also teamed up for Skyfall and Craig’s previous outings as 007, Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace.
After completing work on all five movies, Craig will become the third most prolific Bond in history. Sean Connery and Roger Moore played the secret agent in seven movies each. Craig could yet sign up for further appearances as 007.
Skyfall, Craig’s third outing as 007, is scheduled for release on October 26 (2012) – scroll down to watch the trailer. Alongside Craig, Judi Dench will make her seventh appearance as Bond’s commanding officer, M. Ben Whishaw will make his debut as gadgets guru Q, while Javier Bardem will appear as the main villain.
The makers of the 007 movies recently announced plans to celebrate the franchise’s 50th anniversary with a Global James Bond Day on October 5 (2012). The first Bond film, Dr No, had its world premiere on the same date in 1962.