After the overtly gritty and
Royale, I personally predicted that after a few dark Bond
movies they’d try to pump in goofy humor again. Turns out they are, and
could actually start as early as the next Bond.
"[The producers] just want
more gags," Daniel Craig tells The Daily Express, "The next one’s going
to be a lot funnier. Octopussy and Pussy Galore-style gags. They’re all great
names — but that’s the thing, the Bond jokes will be flipped on their heads."
And Craig is more than
willing to show a softer side to the modern Bond.
"Bond is supposedly the most
male moment [in film] but to me he’s never been macho. That Bond is something
that Sean Connery created in
Dr. No," Craig says.
"[But] there’s no point in trying to compete with every Bond that came before.
You manage to make it your own."
Bond 22, under the
direction of Marc
Forster, will begin shooting in December
U.K. and will be out sometime next year.
Meanwhile, Variety reports that Bond 23 is being prepped for a 2010 release date.