Daniel Craig responds to a popular fan theory that his five James Bond films are prequels within the long-running 007 franchise’s timeline.
Daniel Craig responds to a popular fan theory that his James Bond movies are prequels. From the mind of novelist Ian Fleming who created the iconic character in 1953, the James Bond film franchise began in 1962 with Dr. No starring Sean Connery as the British secret agent working for MI6 under the codename 007. In the following decades, the role was passed on to George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan. Today, James Bond stands as one of the longest-running and highest-grossing media franchises of all time.
In 2006, Daniel Craig took over the highly coveted role for Casino Royale, which centered on a younger and less experienced Bond. Craig went on to reprise the role for the 2008’s Quantum of Solace, 2012’s Skyfall, and 2015’s Spectre. His fifth and final portrayal will be seen in the long-awaited No Time to Die, releasing in the theaters this week on October 8. Craig’s version has deviated slightly from past iterations, given the character’s seriousness and the five films’ overarching storyline. Now, Craig is addressing a popular theory fans have about his Bond movies.