Daniel Craig has announced that he will return as James Bond!
After years and even recent months of speculation on whether Craig would ever play 007 again, the British actor confirmed the news Tuesday night on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that he will.
“Yes,” he told the late night host. “I couldn’t be happier.”
During the press tour of his new film Lucky Logan, the actor admitted to being “quite cagey” when reporters asked on whether or not he would don the suit one more time.
“I’ve been doing interviews all day and people have been asking me, and I think I’ve been rather coy,”said Craig. “But I kind of felt like if I was going to sort of speak the truth, I should speak the truth to you. I have to apologize to all the people I did interviews with today, because I wanted to tell you.”
Craig first portrayed James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale. He reprised the role in three more sequels: Quantam of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
The next film, which will be the 25th in the series, is expected to be released in November 2019, and it may be the last time he will be the MI6 agent.
“I think this is it,” said Craig. “I just want to go out on a high note. I can’t wait.”