Daniel Craig Says He’s Not Making a Bond Trilogy
Actor Daniel Craig told Collider that his Bond series is not meant to be a trilogy as so many other films series are today. “No fucking way. I’m done with that story,” told them. “I want to lie on a beach for the first half an hour of the next movie drinking a cocktail.”
While Quantum of Solace, which broke the $500 million worldwide revenue mark this weekend, was intended as a direct sequel to Casino Royale, a third film would be something else entirely. Director Marc Forster had filmed a scene that would have sent Quantum right into a third chapter but cut it from the final print.
“We’ve finished this story as far as I’m concerned,” Craig said. “We’ve got a great set of bad guys. There is an organization that we can use whenever we want to. The relationship between Bond and M is secure and Felix is secure. Let’s try and find where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from. Let’s do all that and have some fun with it.”
Although he has said much of the above in other interviews, he admits to not knowing what the producers have in mind. No screenwriter has been hired and Forster has said he will not come back. "We don’t know when we’re going to do the next Bond. Nobody’s thinking about it at the moment. We’re giving it a rest for the moment. If I can squeeze something in next year I will…but I haven’t figured out what that’ll be yet. But nothing in the cold."