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Published:January 18th, 2011 19:38 EST
Daniel Craig is Reinstated as 007 for Bond 23

Daniel Craig is Reinstated as 007 for Bond 23

By Garrett Godwin

Daniel Craig will keep his license to kill, as the actor will return as James Bond for the long-awaited 23rd installment. Craig is the sixth actor to portray the legendary super-spy - starting with Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008).

Both of them have earn critical praise and grossed over half a billion dollars worldwide. The films` success is mostly due to Craig`s performance.

Like 24`s Jack Bauer and Jason Bourne, this Bond became a hero for the post-9/11 generation: dark, brooding, complex, tragic, shaken, stirred, arrogant, flawed, and human.

Sam Mendes has signed on to direct, as this untitled Bond picture is schedule to go into production in the middle of this year, and is scheduled to come out on November 9, 2012.

Meanwhile, go West with Craig in Cowboys & Aliens, which comes out July 29.