Everyone who worked on Skyfall must be pleased with the results because EON productions has already commissioned a Bond 24 and Bond 25. We previously reported that the upcoming two Bond films would have a cohesive story, kind of like how Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were linked. But it appears that rumor is untrue, as Daniel Craig has come out saying that it is â€œimpossible to do a two-parter.â€
In the initial report, Skyfall scribe John Logan presented a draft for a story that would play out over the course of two films. This would be the first time something like this would happen in the Bond franchise. The report also confirmed that Craig would return for at least two more Bond films.
But in an interview with Filmstarts, Craig denied the rumors of the next two Bond films being a two-parter. Here is the full quote:
â€œNo, I donâ€™t know where thatâ€™s come from,â€ said Craig, â€œItâ€™s impossible to do a two parter, I heard that someone was talking about that weâ€™re doing a two parter, but thatâ€™s the first Iâ€™ve heard about it. We can only do them one at a time, they take six months to shoot. You canâ€™t write one movie thinking about the next. All weâ€™re trying to do is get the next one sorted out and itâ€™ll stand on its own and if Iâ€™m able Iâ€™ll do another one after that.â€
While Craig is locked in to appear in two more Bond films, the actor seems to be saying that he doesnâ€™t want to end his Bond career with a two-parter. However, filming a two-parter isnâ€™t as impossible as it seems. Plenty of filmmakers shoot films back-to-back; Peter Jackson has done it for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Gore Verbinski completed two Pirates of the Caribbean films back-to-back. But Craig seems intent on having the remaining Bond films on his contract be standalone entities.
So all we know right now is that Logan has presented a story to the producers and anything beyond that is unconfirmed. There isnâ€™t any word that the producers approved of the story, but just know that Bond 24 is on its way.