HOLLYWOOD – Daniel Craig announces that he won’t star in Cowboys and Aliens 2.
It’s official. Cowboys and Aliens 2 – the sequel to the 2011 blockbuster and critical success Cowboys and Aliens – will not star Daniel Craig. Produce Lou Dobster spoke with Studio Exec:
It’s painful but it seems Daniel has chosen to take another road. We were all excited about the possibility of exploring the Cowboys and Aliens universe and the public were rabid in their demand for a new film. But apparently Daniel has other fish to fry. I’m not sure if there’s another Stieg Larsson book to adapt, or perhaps he wants to be in Steven Soderberg’s new male stripper film. But the result is that he’s not coming back to reprise the role of Jake Lonergan.
You sound upset.
Not for myself but the fans. I know how much they were invested in the film. But it’s wasn’t to be. Now, I’ll have to start making phone calls. The hardest will be Harrison. He’s been phoning me up every single night. When are we going to do it? When? he says. Jon Favreau at least can make Chef 2 or go back to political speech writing, but Harrison … I don’t think he has anything else in his life except Cowboys and Aliens.
Has this got anything to do with Craig’s decision to return as James Bond?
Who’s James Bond?