007 producer 'would love' Daniel Craig to sign up for next Bond film


James Bond might be the most sought-after role in the film industry, but producers are hoping it does not change hands soon.

An executive producer for the last four films gave current 007 Daniel Craig a ringing endorsement, saying he "would love" him to return.

It comes after months of speculation about who would be the next man to portray one of the world's best-loved characters.

James Bond actor Daniel Craig had a cameo in Star Wars

Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Aidan Turner are among the high-profile names touted to portray the womanising MI6 agent.

But Callum McDougall, who has been a producer on a host of the Bond films, said neither he nor fellow producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli hope to see a changing of the guard.

Asked who would be next to fill 007´s tuxedo, he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: "I wish I knew. We love Daniel, we would love Daniel to return as Bond.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre

"Without any question, he is absolutely Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson's first choice and I know they are hoping for him to come back."

Asked if the job was Daniel's if he wanted to sign up for another film, Calllum said: "Absolutely."

Daniel, who starred in the most recent four Bond films, said last year that he would rather "slash my wrists" than do another movie as 007.