Bond 26 is expected to be a reboot of the series, with a new actor playing Ian Fleming’s iconic spy.
But according to Mail on Sunday’s 007 source, Craig could very well still be involved.
Allegedly Bond producer Barbara Broccoli wants to keep the incumbent “closely involved” with the future of the franchise.
The outlet’s insider, which should be taken with a pinch of salt, said: “Daniel has been the driving force behind Bond 25.”
Craig continued: “We’re trying to make the best f***ing Bond movie we can. Pulling out all the stops.
“If we aim for the stars, we might hit the treetops.
“This may be hard to believe but I love the fact that I’m Bond.
“We’re in rare air, making Bond movies. It is one of the most intense, fulfilling things I have ever done, but it takes a lot of energy and I’m getting old. I’m getting creaky.”
On No Time To Die being his last Bond movie in the lead, he added: “I’ll miss my friends.
“I’ve worked with many of these people for 15 years now, and that will be a real jar. I’ll see them now and again but this is a special atmosphere, on a Bond set.”
That last comment is particularly revealing if he’s being considered to direct Bond 26.
No Time to Die is released in UK cinemas on April 2, 2020.