Craig says no to four Bonds signing
Daniel Craig has denied the previous reports that he had signed up for four more Bond films. Not just in an offhand way either, but pretty strongly.
Previously the stories were out that he'd signed for four more films, and that had come from the head of MGM through the Hollywood trade papers. Craig isn't agreeing with that though.
While he was doing press for The Golden Compass he was asked about Bond, and why wouldn't he be, he's iconic in the role after one single performance.
His response to a question which mentioned he had signed for four films was a little surprising:
"I never said that...Well, that's what's been said, it's not that it's not true, because I haven't signed up. What I've done is I've signed up on the next movie [Bond 22], after that we'll see. That's the way I'm doing it, and certainly it's not four more -- that's the truth. It's certainly not four more."
You can read that comment from the press conference through HisDarkMaterials.org and IGN a number of ways, but it is pretty much clear as day that he isn't signed up for more than one at a time.
I think that's a really sensible move and will ensure he keeps a diverse career, but the producers must be panicking at every move, they're used to signing Bond's for a lot longer than just one film.
We're certain to see him back for a third, unless the studio messes it up in some way, but I could see the way that Daniel Craig likes to work is with different roles, so unless he can satisfy that acting craving between films he might not go the full four that MGM previously announced.