UPDATE! Deadline has confirmed that Daniel Craig will indeed star in at least two more James Bond movies for Eon Productions, meaning that he will be the star for the 25th film in the 007 franchise.

With his third outing as Bond, Skyfall, looking promising and stylish, and nearly all of his non-Bond films emerging as outright disasters (sorry, Cowboys & Aliens/Dream House/The Invasion/The Golden Compass), Daniel Craig should have no reason to want to leave the James Bond franchise behind. And while the producers of the Bond series always remain tight-lipped about the future, it's seemed likely that Craig would stick around for Bond 24. Now, if rumors are true, he'll be around even longer.

According to the Bond fan site MI6, Craig has closed a deal to play 007 in at least two more films, which would be the 24th and 25th Bond movies. The only word we really have on Bond 24 is a deal that Sony signed last year to distribute it via a partnership with MGM. There was no release date mentioned at the time, but according to MI6 producers have alluded to returning to a once-every-two-year schedule for the films, which could give us Bond 24 in the fall of 2014.

Skyfall comes to theaters November 9, a full four years after the release of the last Bond film Quantum of Solace, which was delayed largely because of the financial restructuring at MGM. We likely won't hear anything official about the future of Bond until after Skyfall's release, but it at least seems we can be optimistic about seeing much more of Daniel Craig going forward.
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