After implying he was done with James Bond Franchise, Daniel Craig explains his reason behind coming back for one finale time.
'Sepctre' was, if not the worst 'James Bond' movie, then the most convoluted one, it was, for lack of a better term, a sh*t show. From the villain introduction to the rambling minutes' long exposition, everything was a mess, along with the finale where it felt like a 'MacGyver' TV episode than a 'James Bond' production.
It wasn’t just the audience who felt the movie was a convoluted mess; the people involved in the making were also not having a good time with the flick. But the one person who should be happy because of the eight-figure sum he gets paid, Daniel Craig, was the vocal naysayer of the flick.
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Daniel Craig was so ticked by the way 'Spectre' was made; he gave an interview where he was asked about the possibility of returning for another movie, and the actor gave his answer by saying he’d rather “slash [his] wrists.” Anyone would kill to be paid $75 million for six months of work, and there Daniel was, saying dying was a better option than making another 'James Bond' movie.
The comment almost spelled the end for the actor as the iconic British spy character, but then it was announced the actor was coming back for one final appearance as 'James Bond.' There was definitely something enticing the producers put in front of the actor to make him want to come back for a final trip.
Watch: Daniel Craig told time out he would rather slit his wrists then do another Bond film
We did not know the reason for the return of the actor, but we do now after an interview where the actor stated the simple reason he was back as 'James Bond.' Daniel Craig said Spectre was not the end of the character he’d hoped for in the beginning, and it was not the way he wanted to go out from the franchise.
Daniel Craig said, “I always had a kind of secret idea about the whole lot in my head, and where I wanted to take it. And Spectre wasn't that. But [No Time to Die] feels like it is.” The actor went on to explain how he would’ve been okay with the end of his tenure as 'James Bond,' but there would’ve been something always nagging him if he did not finish his tenure in the right way.
The 25th James Bond movie, No Time To Die, is Daniel Craig's last one as the iconic British spy. Source: IMDb
The actor revealed, “If that had been it, the world would have carried on as normal, and I would have been absolutely fine. But somehow, it felt like we needed to finish something off. If I'd left it at Spectre, something at the back of my head would have been going, 'I wish I'd done one more.’”