Daniel Craig teases how No Time To Die will wrap up the story that Casino Royale began.


Daniel Craig teases how No Time To Die will wrap up the story that Casino Royale began.

Daniel Craig, who admitted to being “exhausted” after Spectre, has previewed how No Time To Die will wrap up what Casino Royale began.

Daniel Craig’s last James Bond film, Spectre, was released over six years ago. “He was so exhausted after the film,” 007 producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson said in a new interview. On Spectre, we’d had our own difficulties and tribulations, and [Daniel] had a major injury.”

“It was incredibly difficult,” the Bond producers said in an interview with Total Film. So all he needed was some time.”

However, after some much-needed relaxation with his family, Craig saw how Bond 25, later renamed No Time To Die, might wrap up the tale that began in his 007 debut in 2006’s Casino Royale.

“We started talking about it, and I went, ‘ ” recalled the 53-year-old.

There could be a tale here that we need to wrap up — something we started in Casino [Royale].

“‘It had something to do with Vesper and Spectre, and it was linked in some way.’ It began to take shape. And I thought to myself, ‘Here we go.’

Craig’s five-film run is viewed by the Bond producers as “a tiny miniseries within the series.”

“This picture feels like a nice bookend to Casino, because his emotional maturation takes him to places we’ve never seen Bond before,” they continued. So that’s a lot of fun.”

As a cut-off figure, Bond’s emotions have been exciting to explore, according to the reigning star.

“He doesn’t feel like other people because he’s a killer,” he explained.

“On Casino, he loses the love of his life, and then the shutters come down,” Craig concluded.

“On Quantum, the flawed film that it is, revenge is the theme. Skyfall, on the other hand, is about M. It’s about a sense of betrayal.

“They’re major themes,” says the author. And I thought to myself, ‘Yeah!’ “Why not have large themes?” says the author.

“Love and family,” he said when asked about the themes of his major finale, No Time To Die.

“Because what’s bigger than that?” Craig said. Moneypenny, Q, and M are Bond’s ‘family.’

“And then there’s Lashana [Lynch], who’s like a distant cousin you’re not sure about.

“I’ve always maintained that in Bond films, the world needs saving in the first frame, and he rescues the world in the last frame. OK. But what the f*** is going on in the middle? It has to be emotionally compelling.”


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