Daniel Craig is still the first choice of Eon Productions to play James Bond, a long-time crew member on the 007 films TOLD THE BBC.
“We would love Daniel to return as James Bond,” Callum McDougall said today on the BBC’s Today program.
Craig, 48, “absolutely, without question” is the top choice of Eon co-bosses Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, McDougall said.
“I know they’re hoping for him to come back.”
The main significance wasn’t so much what was said as who said it. McDougall is one of the main deputies for Broccoli and Wilson.
McDougall, has been a production manager on the film series since 1995’s GoldenEye. He added the title of co-producer for 2002’s Die Another Day and executive producer starting with 2006’s Casino Royale. (In films, executive producer is a secondary producer title, while on television it’s the title for the top producer or producers.)
McDougall’s association with the series goes back to The Living Daylights where he had the title of additional assistant director. He was upgraded to second assistant director for Licence to Kill.
Craig has had the Bond role for the last four 007 films.