In December 2008 Coming Soon had the opportunity to catch up with Daniel Craig, quizzing him about Quantum of Solace’s critical reaction and the future of James Bond:
CS: What more do you want to do with Bond? What other parts of him would you like to explore?
Craig: Well, I genuinely think we’ve got a blank page now. We’ve finished this story off. “Quantum of Solace” was exactly the right thing to do. We started something with “Casino Royale” and we wrapped it all up with “Quantum of Solace.” We’re ready to begin again and we can do what we want.
CS: So you think that the next one will be a throwback to another Bond era?
Craig: Submarines and outer space!
CS: Are you all still looking at unused Ian Fleming story elements, since that worked so well in “Casino Royale?“
Craig: Yeah, but there’s nothing left. It’s all done unless someone finds a dirty manuscript under the couch at [Fleming’s Jamaican estate] GoldenEye, we’re stuffed.
Daniel Craig has also been speaking to Collider about Bond 23:
“We’ve finished this story as far as I’m concerned. We’ve got a great set of bad guys. There is an organization that we can use whenever we want to. The relationship between Bond and M is secure and Felix is secure. Let’s try and find where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from. Let’s do all that and have some fun with it.”
“We don’t know when we’re going to do the next Bond. Nobody’s thinking about it at the moment. We’re giving it a rest for the moment. If I can squeeze something in next year I will…but I haven’t figured out what that’ll be yet. But nothing in the cold.”