Daniel Craig Dreamed Of Playing Superman & Spider-Man Growing Up, Not James Bond

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By Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)

The name’s Kent, Clark Kent.

In a recent interview in Saga Magazine, as reported by Metro, Daniel Craig revealed it was a childhood dream of his to play a superhero like Superman or Spider-Man someday, but confessed playing James Bond was of no interest (at the time).

‘People are always saying to me, “You must have dreamed of playing James Bond when you were a kid.” ‘The answer is no. I never did. I dreamed of being all sorts of other things – Superman, Spider-Man, the Invisible Man, even a good old-fashioned cowboy. But Bond [not] so much, which seems ironic now.’

The thought of the English actor playing Superman or Spider-Man seems hilarious, but he would make a great live-action Constantine if the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) ever reboots the franchise again one day or perhaps someone like Doctor Fate or Brainiac, but before we get too ahead of ourselves let’s wait and see how Wonder Woman 1984 and Shazam! 2 pan out first.

After discussing his childhood aspirations, Craig opened up about how he feels about leaving his role as Bond and that he has no fear of being typecast because he can play “anything.”

“I’m really … I’m OK. I don’t think I would have been if I’d done the last film and that had been it. But this, I’m like … Let’s go. Let’s get on with it. I’m fine. I’m pretty sure I can play just about anything. Yeah. I’m pretty sure I can, or at least I can make a f**ing good fist of it.”

As many of you already know, No Time to Die has been delayed and will now arrive in theatres in November 2020. Despite being pushed back, the twenty-fifth installment in the James Bond film series remains one of the year’s most anticipated films.

Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)


Riley is the Managing Editor of Goliath. When he's not at the movie theatre or binging some new tv series, he likes to spend his time shooting hoops and play MTG. He doesn't like 'Breaking Bad,' loves 'The Simpsons,' hates mayonnaise, and has been repping the Toronto Raptors since '95. Follow him on IG and Twitter @moviemanjones.