21-Jan-2019 • Bond 25
In an unusual angle, red-top tabloid The Sun is standing down the baseless chatter of 'next Bond' rumours by claiming EON may be trying to hold on to Daniel Craig after Bond 25 - his fifth outing that's due to start shooting in March.
The report reads:
My Bond insiders insist boss Barbara Broccoli has not seriously considered a single name from the raft of potential replacements that have been touted. The executive producer, who runs production company Eon, has refused to even draw up a shortlist for the new face.
But Broccoli has ignored the chatter because she is “loyal to Daniel” while he remains 007, according to sources. Further, she feels that hunting for a replacement while he is in the job would be “disrespectful”.
Besides, right now Broccoli “cannot look beyond Daniel” as “she values everything he has done for the franchise in the past decade”.
The insider – who has revealed a string of exclusives about the Bond world – added that Broccoli has not even officially drawn a line through the possibility of Craig making another film.