Why Daniel Craig Knew He Had to Kill His James Bond
Daniel Craig recently revealed why he pushed Eon Productions to kill his version of James Bond in 2021’s No Time to Die.
Craig explained why he was so set on bumping off Agent 007 in an interview with The Los Angeles Times. “Two things, one for myself and one for the franchise,” he said. “One, for the franchise, was that resets start again, which [the franchise] did with me [in Casino Royale]. And I was like, ‘Well, you need to reset again.’ So let’s kill my character off and go find another Bond and go find another story. Start at [age] 23, start at 25, start at 30. The other was so that I could move on. I don’t want to go back. I suppose I should be so lucky if they were to ask me back, but the fact is I need to move on from it. The sacrifice that he makes in the movie was for love and there’s no greater sacrifice. So it seemed like a good thing to end on.”