Reports link Daniel Craig with directing the next James Bond movie
Daniel Craig is in line to direct the next James Bond movie, according to reports over the weekend.
Craig has just wrapped production on No Time To Die, his fifth movie as 007 and almost certainly his last.
But, according to The Mail On Sunday, producer Barbara Broccoli wants Craig to remain part of the franchise and is eyeing him to direct the next movie.
A source told the paper: "Daniel has been the driving force behind Bond 25. He is determined to go out in style. He hired Phoebe (Waller-Bridge) and he's been closely involved in every aspect of this film, from the script to the development of the characters."
They continued: "Barbara has been vocal in her support of him and would love him to return to direct the next one Daniel is so in tune with the character and has been saying Bond has to grow and change to fit the times."
No Time To Die will see Lashana Lynch, Rami Malek and Ana De Armas join the cast, while Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Leya Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright will be returning to star.
Both Scott Z.Burns and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge have been named as writers along with director Cary Fukunaga and long-time 007 scribes Robert Wade and Neal Purvis.
The new Bond movie's official synopsis reads as follows:
"Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology..."
No Time To Die will hit cinemas on April 3rd in the UK and in the US on April 8th in 2020.