Ever since Daniel Craig's most recent outing as James Bond in Spectre, there has been a lot of speculation that we've seen the last of the Brit playing 007.
Of course the 47-year-old's comments about slashing his wrists before playing the secret agent again as well as signing on to a new TV sure doesn't help the rumor mill.
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While there has not been any OFFICIAL word on whether or not the blue eyed stud will come back, it sounds like his acting buddy Mark Strong knows that Craig is done for good.
During an interview with Shortlist to promote his new comedy The Brothers Grimsby, Strong revealed that Daniel has "come to the end of his Bond time."
Mark also touched on the idea of being part of the Bond franchise, saying:
"Do you know what, I'd have loved to have played the villain in a Bond movie while Daniel was doing it because he's a pal and that would have been great. But I think he's come to the end of his Bond time and so it's probably never going to happen, but that would have always been great."
Strong — who BTW has played spies in Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Imitation Game, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy — did give us hope that there's a chance he could convince his "pal" to go undercover one more time:
"Well, I will try, believe me. I will do my best. But there are powers at work greater than us who make all these decisions."
Understandably the 52-year-old couldn't confirm anything, but it sounds like Craig might be ready to say bye to Bond.
If that's the case, whom do YOU want to play the next 007?!
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