During the show, Craig acknowledge that he has been cagey about whether he will or will not return for the role. Speculation and rumors heightened after New York Times published an article last month about his future on the role but no official announcement was made by the studio.
But it appears Craig has known for “a couple of months”: “We’ve been discussing it, we’ve just been trying to figure things out. I always wanted to. I just needed a break,” he explained.
Craig made his debut as 007 in 2006’s Casino Royale, and since then has appeared in two more Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. All of these films have been massive hits, with one in particular Skyfall, grossing north of a billion dollars worldwide.
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will work on the script. Both also worked on Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. The film will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and is slated for release in November 2019.