Spectre won twice at the Empire Awards on Sunday night but director Sam Mendes seems to think that Daniel Craig will be taking some time off his James Bond role. Further speculation suggests Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston or Aidan Turner might portray the secret agent in the future.
Speaking to Empire at the awards, Mendes said, “It did feel to me like Daniel was saying goodbye to Bond at the end, but there’s clearly a way he can easily come back. Bond isn’t dead! So that’s clearly Daniel’s call. But I think you’ve got to feel 100% to come back, and I think he knows that. He needs to have a break and do another role and see how he feels after that. I’ll be watching with as much interest as you guys.”
Craig has played the role of James Bond in four films so far; 2006’s Casino Royale, 2008’s Quantum of Solace, 2012’s Skyfall and last year’s Spectre. So it might be time for him to try different things. In any case, we’ll just have to wait and see.