Daniel Craig thinks the next installment of the James Bond series should bring back some of the franchise’s “old irony.”
However, fans who are longing for the days of goofy gadgets, cheesy dialogue, and villains with suggestive names probably shouldn’t hold their breath. According to Craig, he’s just not very good at making the character campy.
Although the next James Bond adventure isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until 2015, it’s never too early to discuss what’s in store for the world’s greatest spy. During a recent conversation with Vulture, the Skyfall star gave fans a little insight into where the hero is headed next.
“Hopefully we’ll reclaim some of the old irony and make sure it doesn’t become pastiche. I can’t do shtick, I’m not very good at it. Unless it kind of suddenly makes sense. Does that make sense?” Daniel Craig told the website.
He added, “I sometimes wish I hammed it up more, but I just can’t do it very well, so I don’t do it.”
In other words, fans probably shouldn’t worry about Craig taking an adventure into outer space or battling thugs with a lot of questionable dental work. However, it probably wouldn’t hurt things at all if he cracked a smile every now and again.
While Skyfall will be tough to beat at the box office — the film grossed over $1 billion worldwide — Craig and director Sam Mendes are planning to give it their best shot. The director confirmed his involvement with the flick earlier this year.
For a while it appeared that Mendes wouldn’t return to the franchise anytime soon. According to Mendes, working on Skyfall really took its toll on him. However, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli managed to talk him into coming back.
“I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honor all my theater commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again,” the filmmaker recently said in a statement.
Daniel Craig is currently in Harold Pinter’s Broadway play Betrayal alongside wife Rachel Weisz. James Bond 24 should hit theaters in the US on November 6, 2015.
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