Why Should Daniel Craig Think Twice Before Leaving James Bond?

By Shreya Singh | 2 years ago
Why Should Daniel Craig Think Twice Before Leaving James Bond?
Daniel Craig

Turning out to be one of the most successful movies of 2015, “Spectre” has continued to make records, as well as money. Until now, the Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz starrer has earned USD 300 million in less than two weeks but the director of the movie could doubt to reach all of that again without Craig in the future.

So far, news has been confirmed that after “Spectre”, one more 007 series will be the last of Craig but here are few reasons that could prove that the actor would be making a stupid decision to give up his role as James Bond.

Apart from James Bond, Craig has done many other films like “The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo” but none of them have done as well as the 007 series.

“No doubt he is a great actor and his Bond series have done considerably well but that doesn’t mean that he will be offered roles in future films due to his past records. He’ll be able to attend 007 conventions until he dies, but the Bond role hasn’t usually done wonders for people’s careers. You step outside of the tuxedo and some of the magic goes away.” said a box office analyst, Jeff Bock.


Even if one looks at the biography of actors who once played James Bond, then it will be seen that apart from Sean Connery, none of them had a successful career, as they had while doing the spy role.

After leaving James Bond, Connery went on to win Oscars for “Untouchable”, while George Lazenby  is probably signing autographs at a comic book store near you. Roger Moore took some of the prominent films like “Boat Trip” and “Spice World”. Timothy Dalton flirted with Razzie glory with “The Beautician and the Beast,” swapping Bond girls for the dulcet tones of Fran Drescher. Pierce Brosnan scored good reviews for “The Matador” and “The Ghostwriter,” but those were overshadowed by duds like “The November Man” and “No Escape.”

According to statement given to  Variety, Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak ,said that no one can live up to Bond’s character easily and if Craig remains firm on his decision to leave, production will search for a new substitute but times change and perhaps the series would benefit from a new attitude and face of the franchise.

We would only say that Craig must ponder over his decision once more.


Photosource: 007/Spectre

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