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“I don’t want to go back”: Daniel Craig Demanded His James Bond to Be Killed in ‘No Time to Die’ to Move On From the Character, Wants the Franchise to Cast Someone Young This Time

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Daniel Craig’s 15-year-long run as Ian Fleming’s worldwide famous spy finally came to an end with the release of No Time To Die back in October last year. The 54-year-old actor ended his James Bond run on a beautiful note too as he made a noble sacrifice at the end of the movie while everyone teared up in their seats.

Much like at the start of No Time To Die, Craig is now living a life of tranquility and ease as he is no longer obliged to play the British spy anymore, and is instead focusing on a role that he seems to love way more- Benoit Blanc. While many may want him back as Bond, it was all for the betterment of the franchise.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond

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Daniel Craig Himself Wanted His James Bond Run To End

Eon Productions has done a brilliant job of casting one James Bond after another ever since they appointed the legendary Sean Connery to play the spy in Dr.No all the way back in 1962.

But perhaps one of the biggest backlashes that the British movie production company has ever received in terms of casting the next 007 came when they hired Lara Croft: Tomb Raider actor Daniel Craig in order to replace Pierce Brosnan.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond

The fan backlash came mainly because of the love and attachment that fans had already built with Brosnan’s character, and also the glaring fact that Craig was missing the one feature that the archetype Bond actor required- he didn’t have dark hair, and was blond!

However, all that hate can now be put to bed as the actor has now put his time playing the MI6 agent to rest. The Craig haters are in for a bigger delight too, because the actor himself didn’t fancy playing the British spy after No Time To Die, a mutual exchange!

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Daniel Craig recently spoke to the Los Angeles Times where he hints that he wasn’t too fazed by the impending end of his time playing Ian Fleming’s iconic character and that he actually wanted out of the franchise-

“Two things, one for myself and one for the franchise. One, for the franchise, was that resets start again, which [the franchise] did with me. And I was like, ‘Well, you need to reset again.’ So let’s kill my character off and go find another Bond and go find another story. Start at [age] 23, start at 25, start at 30.”

“The other was so that I could move on. I don’t want to go back. I suppose I should be so lucky if they were to ask me back, but the fact is I need to move on from it. The sacrifice that he makes in the movie was for love and there’s no greater sacrifice. So it seemed like a good thing to end on.”

A fitting end for an amazing character. While Craig himself may be pretty happy about finally being let go of playing James Bond, his fans truly going to miss him in action.

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This Is Who Adele Wants The Next James Bond To Be

Sam Mendes’ masterpiece of a James Bond movie Skyfall officially became 10 years old at the start of this month, and it’s still one of the best Bond movies to date.

You may remember the iconic soundtrack for the movie that included a beautiful arrangement of a song named after the movie for which the vocals were provided by the mesmerizing voice of Adele. It turns out that the 34-year-old singer has her own pick for who should be playing the next James Bond, and nope, it’s not Henry Cavill or Regé-Jean Page.

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During an interview with Vogue, the Chasing Pavements singer was asked about the time when she recorded Skyfall for the movie of the same name followed up by a question about who she thinks could be the next Bond, she said-

“I mean it’s a tough one. There’s been lots of different choices and stuff. But I would like Jonathan Majors to be the next Bond. But I don’t know if that’s allowed because he’s American.”

Getting to play a lead role in two of the largest movie franchises ever would surely be enough to launch Jonathan Majors into the list of most well-known actors, even if being a central villain as Kang The Conqueror wasn’t enough fame already!

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Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is working as a content writer for FandomWire. He has written over 100 articles for the entertainment website by reporting on the latest news in the pop culture industry- whether it be on the latest Marvel flick or a groundbreaking DC update. He has previously worked for LeftOye as a content writer too, working on over 150 articles. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University