Daniel Craig said he is coming back as James Bond for the last time.
The actor, who was a guest on Tuesday night’s “Late Show,” confirmed to host Stephen Colbert that he will return to the role as the super spy in the upcoming, and yet untitled, 25th Bond film.
The actor, who has played 007 in the past four Bond films, has until now refused to say whether he will do it again.
The actor was asked whether he will play the secret agent again during his appearance on US chat show The Late Show.
“Yes,” Daniel Craig told host Stephen Colbert, before standing up to shake his hand.
He said he’s known he would reprise the role for “a couple of months” now.
“We’ve been discussing it, we’ve just been trying to figure things out,” he explained.
“I always wanted to, I needed a break.”
He also confirmed that it would be the last time he would tackle the role, saying:
“I just want to go out on a high note, and I can’t wait.”
Craig made headlines following the release of the latter for making negative comments about the possibility of continuing the role.
“I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” the star told Time Out London in 2015 of a possible return to the role.
“There’s no point making excuses about it, but it was two days after I had finished shooting the last movie and I went straight to an interview where someone asked, ‘Would you do another one?’ and I went, ‘No!'” he added.
He added that instead of saying something “with style and grace” he said he gave “a really stupid answer.”
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Craig has been playing Agent 007 since 2006’s Casino Royale, and has since starred in three other Bond films: 2008’s Quantum of Solace, 2012’s Skyfall and 2015’s Spectre.
He is considered by some fans and critics to be the best ever to take on the iconic role.
It was announced in July that a new James Bond film would hit theaters in 2019. Soon after, the New York Times reported that Craig would return.