Daniel Craig Denies Rumored Two-Part James Bond Film

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After Skyfall opens next week, everyone is going to want more James Bond and want it quickly.  Several days ago, we reported that producers had hired Skyfall screenwriter John Logan to write not one, but a Bond duology, and he had set to work for scripts for both movies.  It would be a rare occurrence where the Bond films were linked as one big story rather than a loose connection like S.P.E.C.T.R.E. or Casino Royale to Quantum of Solace.  However, star Daniel Craig, who is contracted for Bond 24 and 25, has denied rumors of linked Bond sequels.

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Speaking to Filmstarts, Craig commented on the rumor:

“No, I don’t know where that’s come from,” said Craig, “It’s impossible to do a two parter, I heard that someone was talking about that we’re doing a two parter, but that’s the first I’ve heard about it. We can only do them one at a time, they take six months to shoot. You can’t write one movie thinking about the next. All we’re trying to do is get the next one sorted out and it’ll stand on its own and if I’m able I’ll do another one after that.”

Craig seems fairly adamant about the series’ future, but I don’t see why it’s “impossible”.  Sequels are made back-to-back on a fairly regular basis if the prior film is a huge success (and the international box office for Skyfall strongly suggests it will be).  The only hiccup would seem to be if Craig wanted to do a movie in between Bond films, and didn’t want to give up a year playing only James Bond.  Granted, that’s probably not what he thought he would get when he signed on for the role, but then again, I’m not sure if expected a four-year delay between Bond films either.  Much like 007, Craig might have to roll with the punches on this one.

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  • stylus59

    I just want to close the plot of the convoluted hanging ending that was Quantum of Solace, even if they do it only in the pre-title sequence.

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  • Big 007 Fan

    I would love to see them do a two-part Bond movie and continue with the Quantum organization. Ever since Quantum of Solace, I have been wondering what will happen with them.

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  • Jones

    If i remember this right, he’s only signed up for 1 more film. First, they need to sign him and the other
    Actors up for 2 movies before they can begin working on them.

  • Zach

    I really want them to finish the story line with Quantum because i think it was a terrific story, between the love affair, and the whole plot coming together and James is in the middle, that was terrific, i want it to have a proper ending, but i personally think Bond 24 will continue from Quantum because iv’e read some where that Daniel Craig said that ‘M’ might come back into it and she’s dead, also the bond girl in quantum is suppose to make a return, mabie it will be a preuqel

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