James Bond 'in love', will reportedly quit secret service and get hitched in next film
This file photo taken on October 28, 2015 shows British actor Daniel Craig at a photocall for the James Bond film 'Spectre' in Berlin. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
James Bond will quit the secret service and get married in the next 007 film, according to reports.
Daniel Craig recently confirmed that he will be reprising his role as the suave spy in the 25th movie in the much-loved franchise. But bosses are reportedly planning something completely different for the next instalment, with sources telling the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six that “Bond quits the secret service, and he’s in love and gets married”.
It wouldn’t be the first time Bond has wed. He was also married to Diana Rigg’s character Tracy Bond in 1969 movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
However, things are given a dark twist in the upcoming film when his spouse is killed. The movie, reportedly called Shatterhand and due for release in November, 2019, is described by insiders as “like Taken with Bond”.
Liam Neeson starred as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills in Taken, which saw him travel the world trying to track down his kidnapped daughter and seek revenge on her captors.
Craig confirmed he would be returning to the Bond franchise during an interview on chat show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last month.
When asked by host Colbert if he would be reprising the part of 007, Craig replied: “Yes... I always wanted to; I wanted a break. We’ve been discussing it, we’ve just been trying to figure things out.”
However, Craig also admitted that he’s likely to only play the role for one more movie, adding: “I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note. I can’t wait.”
The 49-year-old actor has played suave spy 007 in the past four films in the franchise, but it had been rumoured he wouldn’t return for a fifth outing after saying he would rather “slash my wrists” than reprise the role.