Skyfall producer Michael G. Wilson shocked the world today when he announced that he'd like the star of the highest-grossing Bond film of all time to remain in the role for at least another decade.
As breathlessly reported by a British tabloid site (which I won't link here due to its aggressive takeover of my browser), and picked up by MI6, EON honcho Wilson, shouting to be heard above the cacophonous ringing of old-timey cash registers, laid out a completely reasonable and beneficent plan to keep Daniel Craig in the Bond role for the next ten years. As his stated motivation for this idea is "I’d love Daniel to surpass Roger’s record and do eight pictures," I think we can all agree this plan is rock solid.
Wilson dropped some real inside scoops along with this revelation, such as "Filming has gone very well so far...Daniel’s been an absolute pleasure to be around," and "A lot of people have said Daniel’s been their favorite Bond since Sean Connery and I can’t argue with them. He’s doing a great job." Truly a privileged look behind the curtain! By MI6's estimates, the most optimistic schedule for this plan (a film every other year) would have Craig playing Bond until 2022, at age 54.
I still feel that if Skyfall is a return to form, Craig will want to go out on a win. And after consulting my Hyperbole-to-English dictionary, this feels like a bunch of crap. I'm glad Wilson is feeling optimistic; when has a Bond producer ever said, mid-production, "Man, I just don't know. I feel like we're going off a half-baked script, and to be honest I think we might have fucked up on our choice of director." *Sighs* "Oh well, whaddaya gonna do?"