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JAMES BOND: Daniel Craig Weighing Return To Spy Series

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Daniel Craig Open To Reprising Role As James Bond

Daniel Craig walked back earlier comments he made indicating that he was done with portraying James Bond in the long-running action franchise.

Since the release of Spectre last year, speculation mounted that Craig would not return as the iconic MI6 agent, a perception helped in no small part by remarks the actor made to the press about being fed up with the role. When Craig was recently asked about said comments, however, he sang a very different tune:

“They say that sh*t sticks, and that definitely stuck,” Craig said of the famous comment. “It was the day after filming [stopped on ‘Spectre’]. I’d been away from home for a year. Boo-hoo. It’s a good gig. I enjoy it.”

Craig, who is currently shooting Steven Soderbergh’s NASCAR-heist film Logan Lucky, said that “no conversations” have taken place about the next Bond film, noting that “everyone’s a bit tired.” However, he sounded more keen on reprising 007 than ever.

“As far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the best job in the world,” Craig stated. “I’ll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it. If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly.”

The most recent film in the 54-year-old franchise, last year’s SPECTRE, grossed over $880 million globally but was considered a critical disappointment after the well-recieved Skyfall.

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