Naomie Harris has suggested that her co-star Daniel Craig may not be done with being James Bond. The Miss Moneypenny actress — recently nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the Academy Award nominated Moonlight — was speaking after receiving an OBE from the Queen:
"I think there's a very good chance that Daniel will come back. I think it's way too early to be thinking about other people at this stage."
#DanielCraig's tenure as bond has been a huge success for the franchise. His first outing as 007 — 2006's Casino Royale — was a much-needed reboot after the less than stellar Die Another Day (starring Pierce Brosnan) was released way back in 2002. Although Craig's follow up, Quantum of Solace, was pretty forgettable, the release of Skyfall in 2012 sent the franchise to new heights. Not only was it a critical success, but it became the only bond film to gross over $1 billion dollars.
Despite the latest Bond release starring Daniel Craig, Spectre, splitting opinion the film was still a box office hit. Additionally, the fate of Christoph Waltz's Blofeld suggested a new story arc hinting at a soft reboot. This, combined with Craig's defiant comments on his future as 007, has led to immense speculation as to who his replacement will be. #IdrisElba and Tom Hiddleston have been consistent frontrunners.
Despite the general opinion that Spectre was to be Daniel Craig's swan song, Naomie Harris's comments have given fresh fuel to fire. It goes without saying that Daniel Craig's shoes will be big ones to fill — perhaps it will be a bit longer yet before someone will have to?
What do you think? Should Daniel Craig step down as 007? Who should replace him?
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