Daniel Craig wants "some of the old irony" in Bond 24

Get ready for old school 007…

Filming on Bond 24 is still a long way off, but Daniel Craig is already talking about how the film might be different from his previous spy excursions.

In conversation with Vulture, the actor expressed an interest in reclaiming "some of the old irony" of classic Bond for his fourth go around as 007.

“Hopefully we’ll reclaim some of the old irony,” he said, “and make sure it doesn’t become pastiche. I can’t do shtick, I’m not very good at it.

"Unless it kind of suddenly makes sense. Does that make sense? I sometimes wish I hammed it up more, but I just can’t do it very well, so I don’t do it.”

After the success of Skyfall, we imagine Craig's feeling pretty confident about reteaming with director Sam Mendes for another adventure - could that mean he's looking to try new things with the character?

Some of the best stuff in Skyfall was the sly humour that was almost entirely missing from Quantum Of Solace. We'd definitely embrace more of that next time around.

John Logan is currently writing the script for Bond 24, which will open in the UK on 23 October 2015.

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Aug 27th 2013, 11:41

      not a massive bond fan but thought Skyfall was very good. I would like to see more fun in the next one though

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    • SiMan

      Aug 27th 2013, 13:13

      As long as we get back to some of the old gadgets and villains lairs, i'll be happy

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    • rodljones

      Aug 27th 2013, 14:01

      So long as it's Sean Connery irony. His was the best IMHO.

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    • mattburgess

      Aug 27th 2013, 15:54

      I'm SO pleased we've moved away from the 'gadgets and villain lairs' of old Bond movies. I feel that Bond is moving positively with the times, rather than getting stuck in it's ways and arguing 'tradition!' If Batman hadn't changed, every film would've been like the old Adam West movie. It's good to get some different interpretations and variety, and if you like the lairs, you've still got the old films to watch and enjoy.

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 27th 2013, 19:26

      Casino Royale was a good balance between irony and drama. If they can return to that it would be a blast.

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    • Hathaway77

      Aug 27th 2013, 20:25

      I can watch the old Bond films over and over again because they were escapist fun for a couple of hours. Won't be doing that with the Craig films

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    • LSJShez

      Aug 27th 2013, 20:37

      What's he mean by irony?

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    • LSJShez

      Aug 27th 2013, 20:53

      What's he mean by irony?

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    • LSJShez

      Aug 27th 2013, 21:00

      What's he mean by irony?

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    • chibik

      Aug 28th 2013, 6:58

      Maybe it's because I don't watch a lot of Bond movies, but Skyfall had me bored to tears.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 28th 2013, 18:23

      I agree with Hadouken about Casino Royale but part of the reason the tone felt right was because of the chemistry between Craig and Eva Green. At least we'll get a good scene or two with Bond and Moneypenny in the next outing.

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