I reported here that Daniel Craig had contracted to play Bond through Bond 25. It was a good source; CBn doesn’t publish rumors, and the original source was the Hollywood Reporter, not some weird disreputable rag.

But now, one of the many new interviews I warned you about, Craig denies the whole thing (via CBn, via HisDarkMaterials).

Q: You’ve been signed for four more Bond films?

Daniel Craig: That’s what you said… I never said that. [laughter]

Q: You said that you thought about the first one eighteen months ago, before you finally said ‘I’m making this film’, so I thought this was quite a commitment to make?

Daniel Craig: Well, that’s what’s been said, it’s not that it’s not true, because I haven’t signed up. What I’ve done is I’ve signed up on the next movie, after that we’ll see. That’s the way I’m doing it, and certainly it’s not four more – that’s the truth. It’s certainly not four more.

Oh. Well.