Daniel Craig reveals his final twist as James Bond was planned 15 years ago

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No Time To Die hits UK cinemas on 30 September (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)
'No Time To Die' is Daniel Craig's final Bond film. (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

Daniel Craig has revealed he has spent the last 15 years sitting on the secret of what his final twist as James Bond would be.

The actor recently completed his time in the role of 007 with No Time To Die, but has said in a new book that 15 years ago when he first signed up to the part, his exit scene was already planned.

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A shock twist at the end of the latest Bond film shows the spy finally unable to escape one of the many huge explosions he has found himself in during his career, but Craig said he was not surprised by the final scene as he had requested to be killed off when he first became Bond.

No Time To Die hits UK cinemas on 30 September (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)
Daniel Craig has spent 16 years as Bond. (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)

In a companion book for No Time To Die, Taschen's James Bond Archives, Craig, 53, said that when he joined Casino Royale 15 years ago he told producers how he would eventually like his role to end.

He is quoted in the book as saying: "When I started as Bond on Casino Royale, one of the early discussions I had with Barbara [Broccolli] and Michael [G. Wilson] was that I would like to be killed off when I am finished."

The exit was kept a closely-guarded secret even from many cast and crew working on the film and a fake script was released which included Bond making good his escape and being knighted for his efforts.

Daniel Craig appeared is five James Bond films: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, No Time To Die (MGM/EON/Sony Pictures/Universal Pictures)
Daniel Craig appeared in five James Bond films: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, No Time To Die (MGM/EON/Sony Pictures/Universal Pictures)

Associate producer Gregg Wilson said: "This is the first time we have had to keep elements of the story a secret."

The book also offers a number of other details that Bond fans will love, such as Craig's competition for the coveted role including Henry Cavill and Sam Worthington.

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Producers revealed that earlier in Craig's tenure, they had considered giving Bond a daughter for the film Spectre but had eventually decided against it, explaining that the character was "too old to have some repartee" with.

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