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Daniel Craig might want to get used to introducing himself as Bond, James Bond. The current inhabitant of the legendary cinematic spy is currently shooting 'Skyfall,' which will represent his third outing as the character. Franchise producer Michael G Wilson wants him to continue playing Bond for another five films beyond 'Skyfall,' bringing his total to eight. Wilson thinks very highly of Craig as Bond, as do many people, and would love to see him break Roger Moore's record of seven Bond movies. Wilson is the step-son of Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli who began the franchise back in 1962. No word yet on how close Wilson and Craig are to an official deal.
I love Daniel Craig as Bond. He's tough-as-nails, looks good in a suit, and seems actively disinterested in being a smarmy playboy; all of these being characteristics of the James Bond from Ian Fleming's novels. It also makes sense that Wilson, as Cubby's step-son, would be super enthusiastic to keep Craig on board considering he has noted that Craig and director Sam Mendes are returning the franchise to feel of the 60s films. However, I cannot get behind the decision to offer Craig five more films. Wilson accidentally pegged exactly why this is a bad idea when he mentioned Roger Moore. To have Craig play Bond so many times just to beat Moore's record is to ignore the fact that Moore reached a point wherein he was far too old to play the character and his last two films became giant jokes; almost parodies of themselves. It would make far more sense to allow Craig the ability to retire before he became too old to be taken seriously. Also, though unofficially, Sean Connery made seven Bond films himself; 1983's 'Never Say Never Again' was a 'Thunderball' remake not recognized by the studio.
'Skyfall' hits theaters November 9, 2012
What do you guys think? Would you like to see Craig continue as Bond? For how many more films?