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Daniel Craig responds to talk he’ll return as James Bond

Daniel Craig responds to talk he’ll return as James Bond

"Never say never again..."

Although Daniel Craig has hung up his spy suit and finished his last shaken martini, you can bet he'll still be asked about James Bond for years to come.

As talks turn to who will step into the iconic role next, Craig has addressed whether or not he may return to the franchise in the future.

In short, don't get your hopes up just yet.

Speaking on fellow actor Josh Horowitz's Happy Sad Confused podcast, the 54-year-old Hollywood heavyweight opened up on all manner of topics, including his epic return as Detective Benoit Blanc for the Knives Out sequel Glass Onion.

But at one point in the interview, Horowitz switched the focus to his turn as 007 and asked the question on every fan's lips.

"You're going to be asked about this every day the rest of your life, 'Who should be the next Bond?' etc," he says.

"Today as we sit here there are all these rumours about Aaron Taylor-Johnson, a great actor, like have you even heard that?"

But Craig quickly shuts the question down, saying: "I don't really pay any attention... it's a lot of noise.

"I mean, I don't go on the internet and I don't have a social media account or whatever."

Horowitz interjects to joke about Craig's popularity on TikTok, despite the fact that he doesn't even use the app.

Daniel Craig doesn't do social media.
TikTok/@mrjoshuahorowitz

He then asks if we'll be seeing a Harrison Ford-style return to the franchise 30 years later, referencing the upcoming Indiana Jones 5 which sees the 80-year-old actor pick up where he left off.

Pulling a Bond joke, the interviewer says, "Never say never again," to which Craig laughs and replies, "Who knows?

"I don't think so, but you know, god knows what the future holds for us all."

So you're saying there's a chance...

To be fair, he must be sick and tired of the speculation. But it's good to know the door isn't completely shut should he change his mind decades down the line.

For now, the focus is fully on Glass Onion, which has received rave reviews and earned a whopping 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes since dropping on Netflix last week.

Earlier this year, Craig admitted he 'forgot' how to do his distinctive Kentucky accent after Knives Out.

In the new flick, his character travels to the Mediterranean to solve the latest whodunnit, arriving in Greece to 'peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of suspects'.

Speaking to Empire, the actor explained how he was conscious of not letting his character tip over into caricature or 'pastiche', not least because the accent proved to be as much of a welcome surprise to fans as the film's unexpected twists.

He said: "I went away to work with an accent coach for three or four months before we started shooting [Glass Onion].

"I'd forgotten the accent and I didn’t want to do a pastiche. I wanted to make it as grounded and as anchored in reality as possible."

But, being the seasoned actor he is, Craig managed to get his accent sorted on time for the film.

Featured Image Credit: Josh Horowitz/YouTube/Entertainment Pictures/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: James Bond, Daniel Craig, TV and Film