He’d “rather slash his own wrists”, though.
Right after shooting Spectre, Daniel Craig indicated he might be done with the franchise in an interview with Time Out – but now that he’s had a bit of distance from the movie, his possible return to play 007 is certainly not off the table.
When Craig signed up for 20 episode series Purity, based on a Jonathan Franzen novel which started a bidding war, it looked like he truly would be bidding farewell to Bond again, however.
But Showtime CEO David Nevins said at TCA the two wouldn’t necessarily conflict, should Craig want to get suited up once again.
“It depends when they do the next James Bond movie, but I don’t think it precludes him is the answer,” he said.
“This will largely be completed during the course of 2017, depending how long they’re willing to wait and shoot the next Bond. There might be some breaks somewhere, but [production] will be fairly continuous.”
Source: Daniel Craig’s new TV show Purity won’t stop him coming back for Bond
The producers of the 007 franchise are indicating that will will not see a new Bond movie until ‘at least’ 2018. Apparently they are working hard on getting an excellent script together and need time to do that.
There is also speculation brewing that this time will also be spent trying to convince Daniel Craig that there is more Spying in his future.
British newspaper The Sun has stated that Barbara Broccoli the Queen on the Bond throne intends to make two non-Bond movies before returning to the franchise. Apparently she believes this break will give Craig time to reconsider his remarks after completing Spectre when he stated he would rather slash his wrists than do another Bond movie
Conversely his management did say in the spring that he actually has not given up on playing Bond again. But yet another side to the story says that Craig has already been offered a staggering £68 million ($90 million) to play the role once more.
After stating on many occasions that he will not return to Bond, he has also said earlier this year that “I reserve the right to change my mind”