No Time to Die is Daniel Craig’s last venture as 007. The actor confirmed this on the show with Stephen Colbert on Friday. On being asked by the host if he is "done with Bond," the actor replied in the affirmative.
"Yes. It’s done," a magazine quoted him as saying. The 51-year-old also opened up about moving on, earlier this week. "Someone else needs to have a go," he had told.
His last role as 007 is in the upcoming film No Time to Die which will open in theatres next year in April. The shooting of the film officially came to an end last month, following which Craig opened up about his complicated relationship with the franchise.
"This may be hard to believe, but I love the fact I'm Bond. We're in rare air, making Bond movies. It is one of the most intense, fulfilling things I've ever done, but it takes a lot of energy and I'm getting old. I'm getting creaky," Craig said.
The actor suffered an injury on his ankle while filming which required "minor surgery." A news report explained the plot of the 25th film in the franchise which follows a now-retired Bond who has left active service for retirement in Jamaica. But when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help, he decides to embark on yet another dangerous mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, leading the secret agent onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Apart from Craig, the film also stars Rami Malek (as the film's villain), Lea Seydoux, Ana De Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, Ben Whishaw, and Ralph Fiennes as M.
Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson are producing the film. Fukunaga co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Z. Burns and Emmy-winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge.