You could say I technically “grew up” with Pierce Brosnan playing James Bond (he held the role from 1995 to 2002 — I was born in 1989), but I never really appreciated the Bond films until Daniel Craig took over in 2006. To me, Daniel Craig is James Bond. I say that with all due respect to Sean Connery, and, yes, even the (at times) hokey Roger Moore, but I wasn’t even thought of yet while they were giving their takes on 007.
I want Craig to play James Bond forever. That won’t happen. But he will play Bond at least two more times following November’s ‘Skyfall,’ his third and the series’ 23rd entry. According to MI6, Craig has signed on to play 007 in the 24th and 25th installments, which is about all I can realistically ask for.
Playing the character two more times would up Craig’s total to five, just one shy of Connery and two shy of Moore. There was talk earlier this summer of Craig donning the tuxedo a total of eight times, but five more films following ‘Skyfall’ would put Craig in