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Daniel Craig wants "some of the old irony" in Bond 24

Filming on Bond 24 is still a long way off , but Daniel Craig is already talking about how the film might be different from his previous spy excursions.

In conversation with Vulture , the actor expressed an interest in reclaiming "some of the old irony" of classic Bond for his fourth go around as 007.

“Hopefully we’ll reclaim some of the old irony,” he said, “and make sure it doesn’t become pastiche. I can’t do shtick, I’m not very good at it.

"Unless it kind of suddenly makes sense. Does that make sense? I sometimes wish I hammed it up more, but I just can’t do it very well, so I don’t do it.”

After the success of Skyfall , we imagine Craig's feeling pretty confident about reteaming with director Sam Mendes for another adventure - could that mean he's looking to try new things with the character?

Some of the best stuff in Skyfall was the sly humour that was almost entirely missing from Quantum Of Solace . We'd definitely embrace more of that next time around.

John Logan is currently writing the script for Bond 24 , which will open in the UK on 23 October 2015.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.