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James Bond 007 revealed: Daniel Craig will reprise his role in 2019 – despite saying he’d rather ‘slash his wrists’ than return DANIEL Craig will reprise his role as James Bond for a fifth time. By Nicole Douglas & Alana Anderson Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Daniel Craig will return as Bond [Wenn]

The 49-year-old actor claimed he’d “rather slash his wrists” than reprise the role of the secret agent – but it seems the film star had a complete change of heart.

The actor made the announcement on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show on Tuesday night, confirming that he will play James Bond again.

Speaking to the US chat show host, he said: “I have been quite cagey about it. I have been doing interviews all day and people have been asking me and I think I’ve been rather coy.

“But kind of felt like if I was going to speak the truth I should speak truth to you.”

Daniel Craig posted a sweet tribute to Sir Roger on InstagramDaniel Craig with late former Bond Sir Roger Moore [Instagram/Daniel Craig]

Colbert then replied: “We could use some good news here. Daniel Craig, will you return as James Bond?”

Craig then answers: “Yes.”

Previously, the actor told TimeOut in an interview that he would never be returning to play the classic ladies man.

At the time, he said: “Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists.

Daniel hinted that he won't be reprising his role as James BondDaniel hinted that he won’t be reprising his role as James Bond [Getty]

“No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.

“I haven’t given it any thought. For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it.

“I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the f**k knows?

Daniel Craig in the 2012 Olympics James Bond sketch with the QueenDaniel Craig in the 2012 Olympics James Bond sketch with the Queen [BBC]

“At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything.

“If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”

The movie’s cast and director will reportedly be announced “at a later date”, Eon Productions said in a statement.

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