Daniel Craig intervened for the very last time in the skin of agent 007. After 15 years of good and loyal service, the British comedian returned his costume in “Dying can wait”. The actor recently returned to the conclusion of this last lap.
Dying can wait : the last bullet in the barrel
On October 6, 2021, fans of the 007 franchise were able to discover Dying can wait. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, this fifth movie james bond worn by Daniel Craig marked the last appearance of the actor in the skin of the famous secret agent. The filmmaker, to whom we owe the series in particular maniac, took the famous agent to the service of his majesty in his worst entrenchments. He indeed offered a dark and dramatic conclusion. Risk-taking rewarded since Dying can wait brought in more than $774 million in box office receipts.
Dying can wait decide to kill his main character. In the final moments of the film, James Bond loses his life, a first in the history of the license. During a recent interview with the podcast Best of Today from BBC Radio 4 (relayed by Variety), Daniel Craig gave his opinion on this last act of Dying can wait.
“He’s not really dead”
Daniel Craig says he has no regrets about leave the James Bond franchise behind. He also clarified that the death of 007 had been planned for a long time, and that Barbara Broccoli (the producer of the license) had revealed to him this historical twist from the time of Casino Royale :
I had 17 incredibly lucky years. I left it where I wanted it to be. And I had the chance to do it with this last film.
Daniel Craig continued his intervention by obviously returning to the death of James Bond in Dying can wait. Of course, the comedian explained that Bond is not definitely dead. After all, he is an immortal character and he will obviously come back to the fore at some point:
He’s not really dead. I left, but at the very end of Dying Can Wait, it’s specified that Bond will return, so he’s going to return at some point.
The genesis of this cult death
This tragic death of the British hero marked the spirits. Cary Joji Fukunaga directed the fall of an emblematic figure of the seventh art. However, this idea of killing Bond is not new, as revealed by Daniel Craig:
I said to Barbara a long time ago, in 2006, “If I do all these movies and we succeed, can we kill it.” And she replied: “Yes, we can”. And I was thinking about myself, about my career and trying to think about how this would all work out. I was also thinking about what they could do with Casino Royale. They had the chance to reinvent themselves with that because they went back to the beginning. Now they can reset everything again. It seems like a great decision.
The death of James Bond will therefore go down in history. At present, the license seems to be in the midst of restructuring. The producers seek a priori, in the shadows, a replacement for Daniel Craig. For the moment, no actor has been officially announced. But it is rumored that Aaron Taylor-Johnson could be in pole position to take over the Agent 007 costume.