Seven-time 007 Roger Moore, as he has done in the past, spoke up on behalf of actor Daniel Craig.
Moore put out a post on his twitter account on Friday, apparently referring to a Daily Mail story late Wednesday saying that Craig had quit the role after four Bond movies. That story cited “insiders” and quoted a “LA film source.”
The BBC came out with a short item on Thursday quoting “authoritative Bond sources” that Craig had not and a decision won’t happen “for a while.” There has been no official statement on the topic. Before these dueling stories, there have been many articles discussing possible future Bonds.
Moore has often complimented Craig, including a 2012 interview with Time magazine. So it wasn’t surprising that Moore’s tweet on Friday followed that pattern.
Why is the media intent on saying Daniel Craig has quit as Bond? He has not. He is the incumbent actor in the role until he says otherwise.
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 20, 2016