Daniel Craig responds to a popular fan theory that his James Bond movies are prequels. From the mind of writer Ian Fleming who created the notable character in 1953, the James Bond film franchise started in 1962 with Dr. No starring Sean Connery as the British secret specialist working for MI6 under the codename 007. In the following many years, the role was passed on to George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan. Today, James Bond remains as one of the longest-running and most noteworthy grossing media franchises ever.
Craig recently appeared close by his No Time to Die co-star, Lashana Lynch, for a scene of Wired’s continually entertaining portion where stars answer the web’s most searched questions. After Lynch stripped back the tape to reveal the inquiry, “Are Daniel Craig Bond films prequels?,” Craig responded incredulously at first, asking “To what?” After a producer tolled in to explain the theory, Craig appeared to purchase in, saying “Sure… Definitely. Why not? That is a decent thought. I can perhaps make 10 more.”
However Craig appeared to be entirely unfamiliar with the fan theory, he appeared to be accepting of it whenever it was explained to him. His answer shouldn’t be made too much of, as he has reiterated on many occasions that No Time to Die will be his final appearance as Bond. Fans will surely hold out trust however, as he expressed a similar opinion after Specter’s release in 2015 complaining with regards to the rigors of the role.
The theory that Craig’s movies are prequels started right back in 2006 when Casino Royale discovered Bond toward the beginning of his career actually earning his permit to kill. Skyfall just bolstered the theory as it provided somewhat of an origin story for the character, focusing on his parents and his titular youth home. While fans have tried their best to sort this theory out, the franchise’s overarching timeline is murky, best case scenario, so the James Bond films are perhaps best appreciated as very inexactly associated adventure stories.