Daniel Craig dreamed of playing Superman when he was younger

Daniel Craig dreamed of playing superheroes such as Superman and Spider-Man when he was growing up.Despite a lengthy Hollywood career, the 52-year-old actor is best known for portraying the super spy James Bond, with him making his debut as 007 in 2006…

Daniel Craig dreamed of playing superheroes such as Superman and Spider-Man when he was growing up.

Despite a lengthy Hollywood career, the 52-year-old actor is best known for portraying the super spy James Bond, with him making his debut as 007 in 2006’s Casino Royale.

However, when asked if he had ever envisioned playing the MI6 agent during make-believe games in his youth, he confessed Bond was never on his radar as he was into comic book superheroes.

“People are always saying to me, ‘You must have dreamed of playing James Bond when you were a kid.’ The answer is no. I never did,” Craig told Saga magazine. “I dreamed of being all sorts of other things – Superman, Spider-Man, the Invisible Man, even a good old-fashioned cowboy. But not Bond so much, which seems ironic now.”

Since his debut as 007 in 2006, Craig has appeared in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and makes his fifth and final outing as Bond in No Time to Die, which was due to be released in April but has been postponed until November amid the coronavirus crisis.

Despite not dreaming of playing the MI6 agent when he was younger, the Knives Out star is grateful for his run as the iconic character.

“I’ve been lucky enough to land one of the best roles in movies. There’s been no downside to playing Bond,” he stated.

No Time to Die, which also stars Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, and Ana de Armas, is set to cinemas on 12 November.

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Cary Joji Fukunaga teases link between Casino Royale and No Time to Die

Cary Joji Fukunaga has teased a possible link between his upcoming James Bond movie No Time to Die and Casino Royale.Leading man Daniel Craig made his debut as the British super spy in the 2006 film, and will be making his fifth and final appearance as…

Cary Joji Fukunaga has teased a possible link between his upcoming James Bond movie No Time to Die and Casino Royale.

Leading man Daniel Craig made his debut as the British super spy in the 2006 film, and will be making his fifth and final appearance as 007 in Fukunaga’s flick.

The director told Fandango that No Time to Die will complete the story arc that began in 2006, with a focus on Bond’s tragic relationship with Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd, who he first romanced in Casino Royale.

When asked how the MI6 agent’s love for Lynd affects his current relationship with Madeleine Swann, played by Lea Seydoux, Fukunaga explained that while it was difficult to weave into the action movie, he was keen to deal with Bond’s emotional baggage.

“I think the emotionality was something that I was interested in, and wanted to explore, and (I) wanted to get deeper into the psychology of Bond after the tragedy of his relationship with Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale,” he shared. “And now, with the new relationship, with Madeleine Swann, what bringing all that baggage into this new relationship means.”

In Casino Royale, Bond and Lynd fall deeply in love, but he then discovers that she’s being manipulated by the shadow organisation – later known as Spectre – and she commits suicide in a flooded elevator after betraying 007.

No Time to Die, also starring Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, and Ben Whishaw, is in cinemas from 2 April.

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Liam Neeson to star in action thriller Memory

Liam Neeson is to play an expert assassin in action crime thriller Memory.The actor, who has become known for playing action men ever since he first portrayed Bryan Mills in 2008’s Taken, will continue to show off his fighting skills with Memory. In t…

Liam Neeson is to play an expert assassin in action crime thriller Memory.

The actor, who has become known for playing action men ever since he first portrayed Bryan Mills in 2008’s Taken, will continue to show off his fighting skills with Memory.

In the film, he will take on the part of Alex Lewis, an expert assassin who becomes a target when he refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organisation.

Lewis, who is suffering from severe memory loss, must go on the hunt for those who want him dead and use his skills to stay one step ahead of the FBI agents on his tail.

Memory will be directed by Casino Royale’s Martin Campbell from a script by Dario Scardapane, who has written the English-language remake of 2003 Dutch film The Memory of a Killer.

“Memory is an exceptional high-concept script, and we could not be more excited to have Liam on board to star,” said John Friedberg, president of STXinternational. “Martin is a true expert in elevating the genre and will make an explosive version of this compelling and pulse-racing story.”

STX executives, who have secured the international rights, will present the concept to buyers at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin, Germany.

The film, which is being executive produced by Teddy Schwarzman, Michael Heimler, and Ben Stillman, is scheduled to start shooting in August.

Neeson, 67, previously displayed his action skills in the Taken franchise, Non-Stop, The Commuter, and Run All Night, among other projects.

Last year, he was seen in revenge thriller Cold Pursuit, Men in Black: International, as well as romance drama Ordinary Love, and most recently completed filming crime thriller Honest Thief and the comedy Made in Italy.

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Daniel Craig felt Spectre wasn’t right place to conclude run as James Bond

Daniel Craig wanted to reprise the role of James Bond one more time because he felt Spectre wasn’t a satisfying way to conclude his run as the spy. After Spectre was released in 2015, many believed it was the British actor’s final turn as the MI6 agen…

Daniel Craig wanted to reprise the role of James Bond one more time because he felt Spectre wasn’t a satisfying way to conclude his run as the spy.

After Spectre was released in 2015, many believed it was the British actor’s final turn as the MI6 agent, particularly after he famously said he would “rather slash (his) wrists” than play the character again, a statement he later retracted.

However, he decided to come back and reprise the role for the fifth and final time for No Time to Die, and in an interview with Empire magazine, Craig explained that he wouldn’t have been satisfied if he’d stopped after Spectre.

“If that had been it, the world would have carried on as normal, and I would have been absolutely fine,” he said. “But somehow it felt like we needed to finish something off. If I’d left it at Spectre, something at the back of my head would have been going, ‘I wish I’d done one more.'”

He added that he had his own thoughts about where the continuing story might end up.

“I always had a kind of secret idea about the whole lot in my head, and where I wanted to take it. And Spectre wasn’t that… But this feels like it is,” the 51-year-old noted.

Craig, who began playing Bond with 2006’s Casino Royale, confirmed he was “done” with Bond movies during an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in November.

He also told USA Today he has had a “really good run” as the spy, and stated, “It was the right thing to do one more… I think we’ve done something really wonderful… We’ve got an amazing story and something that’s going to be surprising for people. It’s all going to come together.”

No Time to Die, which takes place a few years after the events in Spectre, features returning stars Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, and Ralph Fiennes as well as newcomers Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, and Lashana Lynch. It is set to hit cinemas in April 2020.

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Idris Elba posts cryptic tweets amid James Bond rumours

Idris Elba has shared several cryptic messages amid rumours he is the front-runner to play James Bond.In recent years, speculation has swirled that the British actor is in the running to take over from Daniel Craig as the spy in the hit movie series, f…

Idris Elba has shared several cryptic messages amid rumours he is the front-runner to play James Bond.

In recent years, speculation has swirled that the British actor is in the running to take over from Daniel Craig as the spy in the hit movie series, following the release of Bond 25 in late 2019.

However, Elba has had some fun with the latest round of rumours and on Sunday (12Aug18) he uploaded a filtered selfie to Twitter with the caption, “My name’s Elba, Idris Elba” – a reference to 007’s signature “Bond, James Bond” line.

He also posted a photo of hip-hop group Public Enemy and another tweet referring to their 1988 song Don’t Believe the Hype.

“Don’t believe the HYPE,” the Luther star wrote, a statement which many of his followers interpreted to mean that he would not be playing Bond.

Though Elba has repeatedly brushed aside talk that he could be the next Bond, rumours were renewed last Thursday after U.K. newspaper The Daily Star published a report stating that director Antoine Fuqua had spoken to James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli about the future of the spy franchise and that she had claimed that “it is time” for a black actor to take on the part.

But a representative for Fuqua has since rejected the report and told editors at The Hollywood Reporter that the content of the story was “all made up stuff” and that The Equalizer filmmaker had “never had a conversation” with Broccoli.

Elba’s representative has declined to comment too. At present, the 45-year-old is in the pre-production stages of TV series Turn Up Charlie and Fast and Furious movie spin-off Hobbs and Shaw, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Craig has played Bond since succeeding Pierce Brosnan for 2006 reboot Casino Royale. Other names linked to play super sleuth in the future include Tom Hardy, Aiden Turner, Henry Cavill, James Norton and Nicholas Hoult.

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