James Bond: Daniel Craig is 100% Done with the 007 Franchise

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After five films and over a decade linked to the role, it appears Daniel Craig will depart the James Bond with the release of No Time to Die.

Craig confirmed his departure and, when asked about the possibility of directing, he firmly refuted any interest.

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Craig was cast to succeed Pierce Brosnan as James Bond for the 2006 film Casino Royale, effectively rebooting the venerable action franchise. Since then, Craig has reprised the role in 2008's Quantum of Solace, 2012's Skyfall and 2015's Spectre, in addition to small roles as the character in video games and a surprise appearance in the 2012 Summer Olympics alongside Queen Elizabeth II.

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Details on Craig's fifth and final turn as iconic character remain under wraps, but the upcoming film will see Bond living in retirement in Jamaica before he's called back into action to face a new global threat.

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Directed and co-written by Cary Fukunaga, No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek. It is scheduled for release on April 8, 2020.

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