Daniel Craig has claimed he is ready to “move on” from Bond after this month’s Spectre.
Craig, 47, will make his fourth appearance as 007 in Spectre, which is set for release in UK cinemas on October 26 before opening worldwide on November 6. He remains three films behind the most prolific Bonds, Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who each portrayed Ian Fleming’s iconic secret agent in seven films.
Although Craig recently said he would keep playing Bond “as long as I’m physically able”, he has now spoken less positively about his future with the spy franchise.
Asked if he can imagine making another Bond movie, the actor told Time Out: “Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”
“For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it,” Craig added. “I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the fuck knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”
Craig also claimed that he doesn’t “give a fuck” who takes over from him as Bond and advised his successor to “make it better, that’s all”. Idris Elba and Damian Lewis are currently frontrunners for the iconic role, with Tom Hardy said to be a “growing favourite to play 007 too.