Daniel Craig has confirmed he will return as James Bond — but said he hopes to “go out on a high note,” as it will likely be his last.
The actor made the announcement while appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night.
Daniel, 49, was met with rapturous applause as he replied “yes” when the host asked if he will again play Bond.
He said he believes the next film, which is due out in 2019, will be his final time as the agent.
“I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note and I can’t wait,” he said.
He said he “couldn’t be happier” over the announcement, and addressed the time he told an interviewer he would “rather slash [his] wrists” than play the agent again.
“There’s no point in making excuses about it, but it was two days after I finished shooting the last movie,” he said.
I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note and I can’t wait. —Daniel Craig
“I went into an interview and someone said, ‘Would you do another one?’
“Instead of saying something with style and grace, I gave a really stupid answer.”
Over the last few days, he has been saying no deal had yet been struck over the next 007 installment, but he told Stephen he has actually known for a “couple of months.”
He had told a radio station that he would “love to do it,” but was weighing “personal decisions.”
Daniel has so far appeared in four Bond films: Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.