Well I guess MGM president Harry Sloan and Daniel Craig have a lot to talk about. MI6 is reporting that Craig has denied earlier reports that he committed to doing four more Bond films before his time as the super-spy was up. Sloan had told TheHollywood Reporter that the Bond franchise was one of MGM's most profitable franchises and that was why they "signed Daniel Craig to do four more James Bond films".

Well, that was in in October, and during a round table press event for The Golden Compass, Craig cleared up a few misconceptions regarding his involvement in the classic franchise. He says, "Well, that's what's been said, it's not that it's not true, because I haven't signed up. What I've done is I've signed up on the next movie [Bond 22], after that we'll see. That's the way I'm doing it, and certainly it's not four more - that's the truth. It's certainly not four more". Craig has been relatively chatty lately about the film. It was only a couple of days ago that he finally put fans minds at ease and admitted he had just been yanking our chains a little with that whole "comedy Bond" routine.

Well, I'm sure I'm not the only one who is more than a little relieved that Craig will not be mugging for the cameras this time around, but I am a tad disappointed that he might not return for more films. Especially since I thought Craig was one of the best Bonds in the bunch (how's that for an alliteration?). Bond 22 (and just as a side note: am I the only one who hopes this film gets a proper title soon? Bond 22 is just not doing it for me) is set for release on November 7th, 2008. So let the wild speculation begin -- who do you think would make a good Bond if Craig decides not to return?

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