James Bond star, Daniel Craig, has admitted that he knew Quantum of Solace could never be a preferable film over Casino Royale. Craig made his presentation as 007 at when the franchise was in a somewhat stale place. The legacy left by Pierce Brosnan had exhausted many Bond fans in all the wrong ways, transforming the super spy into a hammy sort of superhero, who used an invisible car and surfed monster waves to save the world. Four years after Brosnan’s final outing as Bond with Die Another Day, Craig transformed the series with Casino Royale.
As alarming as it may sound, the inability of Quantum of Solace to surpass or even match the success of Casino Royale was never a surprise to its star. As Collider reports, Craig didn’t really accept that that his development to the 2006 blockbuster could at any point be superior to his presentation. This isn’t to say that he didn’t want Quantum of Solace to top Casino Royale, only that an essayist’s strike was taking place at the time and QoS’ script wasn’t finished when shooting began. These ended up being two exceptionally huge issues neutralizing the film. Read what Craig said underneath:
“We had an essayist’s strike. We had a script; it wasn’t finished, however it was nearly finished. The film sort of works. It’s not Casino Royale, and that was always going to be… It resembled, literally, alarming second album syndrome. As it were, we were unable to top Casino… It’s easy to say that. Of course, we wanted to top Casino Royale, yet, you know… “
What’s most impressive about Craig’s run as Bond wasn’t just that he arrived on such a high note with Casino Royale. Instead, it’s that Quantum of Solace stands as the lowest point in his five-film run as 007. To consider the movie a misstep is possible valid, yet it wasn’t such a disaster that Craig or chief Martin Campbell have anything to think back on and lament.