As is typical with the media circus that follows the James Bond franchise, Craig has been fielding the usual questions. Will he carry on? who should take on the mantle of 007 next? and even the possibility of the next Bond being a female.
When asked about his own future in the role, Craig seemed purposely indecisive:
“I don’t know. Yeah. I mean, yes. Maybe,”
When quizzed on the possibility of a woman taking over has 007 Craig added:
“That’s another story. But why not? Jasmine Bond?”
“The right person for the job should do the job and I don’t give a f**k what colour their skin is.
It shouldn’t be an issue. We should have moved on.”
Craig’s Bond is very much of contemporary times and he went on to talk about how his 007 films have tried to update the character, particularly in relation to his relationships with women.
“He’s a misogynist. That’s clear. He’s got problems. Serious f**king problems. But it’s not my job to judge him,
I like that fact that if you put him up against a strong character – especially a female – who goes, ‘What are you about?’, he goes, ‘Oh, OK’. I like to see that change.”
Spectre opens in UK cinemas on October 26 ahead of its worldwide release on November 6. Watch the final trailer below.