Even though he may be sick and tired of it, Daniel Craig is back as Agent 007 once again.
The British actor on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday confirmed that he would be returning to the role of Agent 007, ending claims that there would be a changing of the guard for now.
Craig explained to Colbert that he had been sitting on the Bond decision for “a couple of months.” He’ll be back in James Bond 25, set to be released in 2019.
“We’ve been discussing it, and we’ve been trying to figure things out, but I always wanted to. I needed a break,” Craig said.
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Take your mind back to 2015, where Craig told Time Out London he would rather slash his wrists than play Bond again, a role he’s been playing since 2006’s Casino Royale.
“There’s no point in making excuses about it,” he told Colbert, in response to the comment.
“But it was two days after shooting the last movie. I went straight to an interview, and someone asked ‘would you do another one’ — I went no — and instead of saying something with style and grace, I gave a stupid answer.”
Craig also would like some forgiveness from the interviewers that missed out on a scoop. He told numerous outlets earlier on Tuesday that there was “no decision” on repeating his role as James Bond.
“I have to apologise to all the people I’ve done interviews with today, because I wanted to tell you,” Craig told Colbert.