During an interview with Time Out in 2015, just days after completing filming for his fourth outing as 007 in Spectre, Craig infamously had this to say about whether he’d consider doing a fifth movie: “Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”
But would he ever change his mind?
“For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it. I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the fuck knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”
If he really was done, would he care about who replaced him?
“Look, I don’t give a fuck. Good luck to them! All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we’ve left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better. Make it better, that’s all.”
We all know how that turned out, of course. Craig signed on to do a fifth film, a movie that does seem to be somewhat true to the actor playing the main character, since No Time to Die is in part about James Bond begrudgingly returning to MI6 years after he’s already been replaced as 007 (by Lashana Lynch’s badass Nomi, no less).
Source: Den of Geek