The Daniel Craig publicity circuit

Daniel Craig in Skyfall (2012)

Daniel Craig is trying to promote his newest movie, Knives Out. But the question whether he had a future as James Bond beyond No Time to Die keeps coming up.

Earlier this month, Craig was interviewed by two European outlets, Express and HLN.

In each, according to English translations of the originals, Craig says No Time to Die will be his final James Bond film.

Then, on the Nov. 22 edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Craig made an appearance to promote Knives out. The first of two segments of the late night show was Bond heavy. This was the same show that Craig used in 2017 to announce he would do one more Bond film.

COLBERT: Are you done with Bond?

CRAIG: Yes.

COLBERT: You’re done with Bond?

CRAIG: It’s done.

Well, it wouldn’t be the first time a Bond actor said something like that only to change his mind. After all, the 1983 non-Eon Bond film Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery was titled that for a reason.

Still, Craig has been consistent — at least so far. So maybe he means it. As usual, we’ll see.

Here’s the Bond-heavy segment from The Late Show:

Craig says on Late Show he’ll be back as 007

Daniel Craig photo opposing Brexit

Daniel Craig said on CBS’s Late Show said he’ll be back as James Bond in Bond 25.

“Yes,” he said answering a question from host Stephen Colbert whether he’d return as 007.

“I couldn’t be happier,” Craig said. “I have to apologize to all the people I’ve done interviews with today.” Earlier in the day, he said in radio interviews he hadn’t made a decision yet.

“It’s been a couple of months,” Craig said, responding to a question from Colbert how long he had known. “I always wanted to. I needed a break.”

Colbert reminded the actor about his 2015 comments, made shortly after the conclusion of the filming of SPECTRE, how he’d rather “slash my wrists” rather than do another Bond film.

“There’s no point in making excuses,” Craig said. “Instead of saying something with style and grace, I gave a stupid answer.”

At the end of the interview, Colbert asked Craig if this was his last Bond film.

“I think this is it,” Craig replied. “I just want to go out on a high note.”

UPDATE 5:40 a.m., Aug. 16: The official James Bond website followed up the interview with a short announcement.

The interview is now available on YouTube: