London: British actor Daniel Craig finally had his say about the final scene of his last film as the popular fiction British Spy James Bond. Recently, during the ‘No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast’, Craig spoke about a variety of endings that were written for the film.
The latest 007 flicks concluded with an unprecedented twist for the franchise, with the spy killed off after sacrificing his life to save his love Madeleine and daughter Mathilde. Reflecting on how things were tied up, Craig explained: “There were lots of different ideas that came and went and some of it stuck. The through-line of this is family [and] love, plus the fact we had an end so it was about hanging the film off that.”
Describing it as “a massive collaborative effort”, he continued, “That was the headline really: just make it better. So we all input into it in varying ways. I tend not to shut up or keep my mouth shut about things and the only reason I want to get involved is that I just want it to be the best it can be.”
Daniel said, “After the fourth one, he didn’t want to come back and Barbara got a hold of him saying that there’s something more to be told here, and we should finish this out and I think this was the fitting way to do it.”
Producer Michael G Wilson admitted they were “thinking that was the right way to go” with the ending, elaborating: “I think all of us discussed that it seemed like a situation that we could tackle for the first time in the Bond series.