The new report validates Craig's early remarks. Exhaustion, combined with lackluster Spectre reviews, could keep him out of the game for Bond 25. At age 48, he would be on the younger side of ex-007s; Pierce Brosnan was 49 in Die Another Day, Roger Moore was 58 in A View to a Kill, and Timothy Dalton was politely asked to retire at 45, after License to Kill. Though, as the Bond movie stunts grow bigger and bigger, who can blame a 48-year-old for stepping away for some acting that doesn't require outrunning explosions while firing a massive machine gun? This is why they invented theater.
There is currently no title, release window, or announced game plan for the next James Bond movie. But it's coming. Spectre promised: "James Bond will return." So the question is: which actor should do the returning?