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Daniel Craig Talks About Bond Starting Fresh in the Next Film

“No fucking way,” that is what Daniel Craig had to say when asked whether or not Quantum of Solace would be the second film in a three picture story arc. What he was essentially saying when he made the comment to Frosty at Collider was that the Vesper storyline is done and that Bond is ready to move on to a new adventure. After a chuckle, Craig elaborated:

“We’ve finished this story as far as I’m concerned. We’ve got a great set of bad guys. There is an organization that we can use whenever we want to. The relationship between Bond and M is secure and Felix is secure. Let’s try and find where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from. Let’s do all that and have some fun with it.”

These comments strike a contrast with comments made a few weeks ago by director Marc Forster, who said that his vision would have been to make Quantum’s ending flow more readily into a third film. As we all experience though, the ending of Bond’s 22nd affair made a clean break, leaving Bond free to go off and find alternative paths to trouble. Perhaps a clean start could lead this new Bond toward some of the things so many found Quantum to be lacking, the womanizing, the big persona and chess match between Bond and bad guy. 

Yet while all of this sounds well and good, Craig was very ambiguous in his answer about plans for the next film. According to the star, no one is thinking about another film just yet:

“We don’t know when we’re going to do the next Bond. Nobody’s thinking about it at the moment. We’re giving it a rest for the moment. If I can squeeze something in next year I will…but I haven’t figured out what that’ll be yet. But nothing in the cold.”

Take that, all of you who love Bond movies in mother Russia. Speaking of new Bond movies, the artwork featured at the top of this article comes to us from JoshMC at Fan Art Exhibition. You’ll recognize his name as the chap who did all of the fan posters for The Dark Knight Returns. Check out the full poster below for The Property of a Lady, a title that comes from one of the short stories within “For Your Eyes Only.”

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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