Daniel Craig is recommended to return for the next film in the series – as a director

We expect you to direct, Mr Bond! Daniel Craig is recommended to return for the next film in the series – as a director

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He will soon say goodbye to the role of James Bond in his fifth and final outing as a suave secret agent.

But although No Time To Die in 2020 will mark Daniel Craig & # 39; s swansong as 007, he is recommended to return for the next film in the series – as a director.

Craig, 51, has more and more creative control within the franchise and chose Fleabag maker Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the screenwriter for No Time To Die, the 25th Bond film, directed by Cary Fukunaga.

Craig and director Cary Fukunaga. Craig, 51, has more and more creative control within the franchise

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Craig and director Cary Fukunaga. Craig, 51, has more and more creative control within the franchise

Producer Barbara Broccoli – whose father Albert & # 39; Cubby & # 39; Broccoli has created Eon Productions that holds the bond rights – would like to keep the British actor closely involved.

Daniel Craig with Eva Green at the 2006 Casino Royale

Daniel Craig with Eva Green at the 2006 Casino Royale

Daniel Craig with Eva Green at the 2006 Casino Royale

A source said: & # 39; Daniel is the driving force behind Bond 25. He is determined to go out in style.

& # 39; He has hired Phoebe and has been closely involved in every aspect of this film, from the script to the development of the characters.

& # 39; Barbara has been vocal in her support for him and would like him to return to direct the next one.

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& # 39; Daniel is so attuned to the character and has said that Bond needs to grow and change to fit the time. & # 39;

The exchange between 007 by Sean Connery and the titular villain in Goldfinger from 1964 – & # 39; Do you expect me to talk? & # 39; & # 39; No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die & # 39; – is one of the most beloved moments in Bond's history.

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