The British actor has confirmed in the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, that he will be returning for the fifth time to the iconic spy role of Agent 007 in the 25th Bond film.
On 16th August, the 49 year old Hollywood star made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, who questioned Craig regarding whether he will play Agent 007 ever again, "Daniel Craig, will you return as James Bond?"
The actor who has refused to say whether he will return for the role again, finally replied point-blank with a simple "yes," before standing up to shake Colbert's hand as the audience erupted in applause. According to Craig, he has known for a couple of months now that he would be reprising the role once again.
"We've been discussing it, we've just been trying to figure things out," he said. "I always wanted to, I needed a break." During the show, Craig also confirmed that it would be the last time he would play the famous role saying, "I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note, and I can't wait."
Up till his appearance at The Late Show, Craig has been refusing speculations regarding his role. On the morning of the same day, he told Boston Radio program Magic 106.7 "no decision has been made at the moment. There's a lot of noise out there and nothing official has been confirmed ... I know they're desperate to get going and I would, in theory, love to do it, but there is no decision just yet."
Later on after confirming to Stephen Colbert's question about his return, Craig referred to his earlier interviews and apologized "I have to apologize to all the people I've done interviews with today, because I wanted to tell you,"
"I've been quite cagey about it, I've been doing interviews all day," said Craig. "People have been asking me, and I've been quite coy. But I kind of felt if I was going to speak the truth, I should speak the truth to you [Colbert]."
Daniel Craig is the seventh actor to play the role of Agent 007 - James Bond beginning from Casino Royal (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), and Spectre (2015). The upcoming untitled Bond movie is scheduled to be released in November 2019.