It wouldn’t be any kind of Bond movie if Bond 22 made it all the way to theaters without at least a little sniping between MGM and its star, would it?
Thankfully, we won’t have to find out. IGN Movies reports that MGM’s Harry Sloan may have spoken too soon when he recently told reporters that the studio had Daniel Craig locked up for four more Bond films. Says who? Says Daniel Craig, that’s who.
According to a post at HisDarkMaterials, Craig has denied making that kind of commitment to the franchise. Speaking at a London press junket for The Golden Compass, the actor told reporters:
“I never said that…well, that’s what’s been said, it’s not that it’s not true, because I haven’t signed up. What I’ve done is I’ve signed up on the next movie [Bond 22], after that we’ll see. That’s the way I’m doing it, and certainly it’s not four more — that’s the truth. It’s certainly not four more.”
And speaking of Bond 22, Craig reaffirms Paul Haggis‘ earlier comments about the next film picking up right where Casino Royale left off, saying “elements of what happened in the last movie are going to be putting over into this one.”
But wait, there’s more! Craig says Bond 22 filming locations will include “Central America…Italy, maybe Australia. And Pinewood, obviously.” When pressed for confirmation regarding rumors of Mathieu Amalric being cast as the film’s bad guy, however, Craig played things closer to the vest, as did Amalric, who IGN quotes as telling JamesBond-fr.com “Ah, one will see…they will say it, but I cannot say. You know, cinema is complicated.”
Source: IGN Movies