The 53-year-old actor played 007 for the fifth and final time in No Time To Die, which was finally released in September after multiple delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Craig has said he was grateful the film was released on the big screen because that’s the way ‘event movies’ should be watched.
It was revealed in May this year that Amazon acquired MGM, the film studio behind the Bond franchise, and there were reports that the streaming giant may look into releasing spin-off films.
Craig told The Sun: ‘One of the greatest things that’s happened is we got this movie into the cinema.
‘That’s where Bond movies should be.
‘They don’t look so good on a phone. They look great on an Imax screen. It looks great on a 30ft screen.’
He continued: ‘And they are family events. It gets the family out. As long as there’s event movies like this then cinema’s got a chance of surviving.’
While Craig’s Bond successor has yet to be announced, the Knives Out star has offered some tips for whoever takes over as the suave spy.
‘There’s a couple things I’d say. One is don’t be s***,’ he said, really not mincing his words.
‘I would say you have to grab it and make it your own.’
For the new Bond, Craig thinks the franchise is in a ‘good place’ and he believes there are still a lot of good stories to be told.
‘I hope I’ve left it in a good place and I hope the next person can just make it fly. It’s an amazing franchise. I still think there’s a lot of stories to tell.’
No Time To Die was this week revealed to be one of the frontrunners for next year’s Oscars, as it has been shortlisted in four categories.
However, none of them are acting or directing awards for the film’s director Cary Joji Fukunaga.
The 25th 007 flick was instead shortlisted for make-up and styling, music (original song), sound and visual effects.
While we still have no idea who will act as Craig’s Bond successor, hot names in the mix include Idris Elba, Henry Cavill, Rege-Jean Page and James Norton.
Auditions for the role will start next year, and MGM boss Pamela Adby recently said that the playing field is ‘wide open’.
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