Killing Daniel Craig’s James Bond at the end of no time to die was expected, but still overwhelming for those who loved Craig’s take on the super spy. It was emotional when he sacrificed himself in a missile explosion to save the life of Dr Madeleine Swann and their young daughter. While it was a dark time for Bond fans, it was a much-needed change for the Hollywood A-lister. The no time to die The star explained why his death in his Bond swan song had to happen.
According to Craig, the death of the international spy took years to prepare. He spoke to the LA Times about his conversation with producer Barbara Broccoli after the 2006 premiere Casino Royale. He mentioned throwing the British spy murder at Broccoli during his last appearance. Even at the start of his Bond tenure, the James Bond actor knew it was important to end on an unprecedented high note. By proposing the disappearance of his Bond, he thought of the future of the franchise as well as his own. In his words:
His stance of casting a younger Bond perfectly matched the age requirement for Daniel Craig’s successor. Compared to previous Bonds, Craig had the wherewithal to think about the future of the franchise. He didn’t want the producers to come back to him if the new James Bond didn’t attract the necessary fanfare for the next outing. It wouldn’t be the first time the film series has doubled, with original Bond actor Sean Connery returning for 1971’s. Diamonds are forever after saying goodbye to the character with 1967 you only live twice. But the Knives out star didn’t want this for himself, so killing the suave spy was his solution.
His talk was a little selfish, as Craig was open to moving forward with other projects outside of the spy movie series. It wasn’t surprising considering he nearly quit the franchise after the release of Spectrum due to numerous injuries. He came back to it after signing on for his Bond swan song. The stage and film actor said his no time to die the explosive death allowed him to advance significantly.
Daniel Craig was ready to hand over the role of super-spy to another actor. Having embodied the character for two decades, the Glass Onion the actor wanted to advance his career beyond Obligation movies. Of course, he played other roles during his tenure, including the first Knives out and The girl with the dragon tattoo. Now, the 54-year-old actor has the freedom to take on different projects, like his viral advertisement for Belvedere vodka.
Things have been going well for Daniel Craig’s post-Bond career. He performed in a revival of macbeth on Broadway earlier this year. This does not mean that he left his film career behind him, since he once again plays detective Benoit Blanc in Glass onion: a tale at loggerheads, which arrives in theaters for a limited theatrical run starting November 23, then it will begin streaming December 23 with a Netflix subscription. Even before the premiere of the crime and detective film, the Knives out sequel is already getting rave reviews. Until the movie is released, you can stream all James Bond movies, including the Craig era.