Daniel Craig reveals he wanted James Bond to die in 2006
Daniel Craig wanted James Bond to die in 2006
By : thoughtfulnews.com
December 11, 2022
Daniel Craig has talked about his character James Bond as the blond-haired, blue-eyed actor confessed that he wanted his character to die in Casino Royale’s release.
The 54-year-old actor made his debut as the suave spy in the 2006 blockbuster, which served as a reinvention of the long-running franchise, and hadn’t expected his tenure to last more than one movie.
But after seeing the universally positive reception to the film, he asked producer Barbara Broccoli to come up with a long-term plan for his character.
Daniel Craig told Sunday Times Culture magazine: ‘I was driving away from the Berlin premiere of Casino Royale with Barbara Broccoli. I had genuinely thought I would do one Bond movie, then it would be over. But by then we knew we had a hit on our hands.
‘I realised the enormity of it, so I said to Barbara, “How many more? Three? Four?” She said, “Four!” I said, “OK. Then can I kill him off?” She said, “Yes.”‘
Despite the deal, Danielle will return for a fifth film, 2021’s No Time to Die, but studio bosses weren’t keen on the idea of killing off the iconic character. He admitted that Bond’s death plan had to be kept secret.
Daniel Craig recalls:
“I said, ‘That’s it. I don’t want to do it anymore.'” If you kill Bond, you can start over. Barbara seemed to think so too.
“But thank God, MGM, the studio, was like, ‘What are you talking about? Are you crazy? ” there was resistance. So we really had to do it in secret. “
In the film, she was seen killed in an explosion after Bond decided to stay on the island after being intentionally infected with a bioweapon. Madeleine Swann and Daniel Craig, played by Lea Seydoux or her daughter, felt it was the right way to say goodbye.