So whoever takes over the role after Daniel’s final outing as 007 finally hits cinema screens (and it’s now an even longer wait), the British actor has some sage advice for them.
The star of the last five Bond films appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon days after the announcement his last outing, No Time To Die, would now be delayed until April next year.
When asked what advice he had for the next person to take on the role of the iconic spy, Daniel replied: “Don’t fuck it up.”
Shantay, you stay Daniel.
The actor then added: “It’s a beautiful, amazing thing. Leave it better than when you found it.”
Last week it was announced that No Time To Die will hit cinema screens in April 2021 – a year later than its original release date because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking about the delay, Daniel said: “This thing is just bigger than all of us.
“We just want people to go and see this movie in the right way and in a safe way.
“We want to release the movie at the same time all around the world and this isn’t the right time. So fingers cross April 2 is going to be our date.”
No Time To Die also stars Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch and Ana De Armas and is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with a script co-written by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
The film finds Bond after he has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, from the CIA turns up asking for help.