Craig returns as Agent 007
14 July, 2017British actor Daniel Craig will almost certainly return to play the character of James Bond in the saga’s 25th installment. The news comes as a surprise for fans of the legendary spy series as it was widely believed that Craig was done playing Agent 007. Following the release of the latest film, Spectre, Craig said in an interview that he no longer wishes to be part of the Bond franchise, which led to a flurry of names speculated to be his potential successors, including Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston. According to sources of The Mirror, besides Craig, Adele is also set to rejoin the project, after winning an Academy Award for Best Song for Skyfall in the eponymous film. “It has taken time but Daniel has come round and the strong consensus in the Bond offices is that Mr Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she is more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive,” said an anonymous source involved in the project. According to the article, the team will start shooting the new picture in 2018, which means the finished product may be in theatres as early as 2019.