James Bond is an iconic character. And it takes a lot to be one! Not every actor can play the role. The first James Bond was released in 1962. Since then, there’s no stopping it. The franchise has managed to keep it fresh and alive because it has given the audience the taste of new James Bond actors. Daniel Craig was one of them. He replaced Pierce Brosnan. As of now, in total 7 actors have played the iconic character. Daniel Craig debuted as James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale. He brought a freshness to the character. Daniel gave the character his own taste which worked in favor of the films. He portrayed the character more seriously as compared to the earlier actors who didn’t. But did you know his ending was planned when he arrived in the franchise? Check it out:
Craig Reveals His Ending Was Pre-Planned Since 2006’s Movie
2006’s Casino Royale was a blockbuster and was Daniel Craig’s debut as the iconic character James Bond. This movie proved that he was the ideal choice for the character and was worth it. Moreover, he redefined the character with his performance. Spanning a time of 15 years, Daniel played the character in five films. Even though he wasn’t the universal choice for the character, he nailed his performance. It is believed that his portrayal was the most real and closest to what Fleming had penned down.
The Revelation Daniel Craig Made:
After appearing as James Bond for such a long time, he finally pulled the breaks and died in the latest 25th James Bond movie: No Time To Die. That was heartbreaking for the fans. But Daniel Craig revealed his ending was planned at the time he entered the franchise. So, basically, when he debuted in 2006, his end was decided then. Digital Spy reports that in an extract from Pau Duncan’s new book, The James Bond Archives: No Time To Die, Craig revealed that:
“When I started as Bond on Casino Royale, one of the early discussions I had with [producers] Barbara [Broccoli] and Michael [G Wilson] was that I would like to be killed off when I am finished.”
Daniel Craig revealed that the spy’s fate was an “early discussion“. Moreover, the spy’s fate was planned by Craig himself. But Craig fans won’t deny that the ending was definitely apt for the movie and the way he ended was great! That’s how a hero dies, loving his country, his people, and saving everyone around. His exit will give the franchise a chance to once again cast a new face for the character and maintain the freshness. The search for a new face might start in 2022. Who will play? That’s yet to be decided.