Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

Daniel Craig has made it official: He'll be returning for another movie as James Bond.

Craig confirmed the news that had been widely expected during his appearance on Tuesday's edition of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert."

Colbert pressed Craig about his quote, when he joked that he would "rather break this glass and slash my wrists" than return to the role. Craig said he gave that interview two days after "Spectre" finished shooting, when he was still exhausted.

"Instead of saying something with style and grace, I said something really stupid," he said.

Craig also said that his fifth Bond pic would be his last.

"I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note," he added. "I can't wait."

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Actor Daniel Craig (L) attends the opening night of 'Hamlet' at The Public Theater on July 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Actor Daniel Craig and director Sam Gold attend the 2017 Drama Desk Awards at Anita's Way on June 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by J. Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Daniel Craig is seen in Soho on May 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Daniel Craig attends the Into Film Awards on March 14, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: Daniel Craig is seen in the East Village on January 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Actor Daniel Craig speaks onstage during The New Yorker Festival 2016 - Daniel Craig Talks With Nicholas Schmidle at MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre on October 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Actor Daniel Craig speaks onstage during The New Yorker Festival 2016 - Daniel Craig Talks With Nicholas Schmidle at MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre on October 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - 2016/04/04: Daniel Craig offers his remarks to the UN press corps. On the occasion of the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, established by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/97 (2005), UN Mine Action Service Director Agnes and UNMAS Global Advocate Daniel Craig spoke at a briefing to outline the program's initiatives and to answer questions regarding the status of mine clearing operations globally. (Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actor Daniel Craig and actress Rachel Weisz attend the 7th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 12: (CHINA OUT) British actor Daniel Craig and French model and actress Lea Seydoux attend premiere of new film 'Spectre' directed by British actor and director Sam Mendes on November 12, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 10: (CHINA OUT) British actor Daniel Craig promotes new film 'Spectre' directed by British actor and director Sam Mendes on November 10, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Actor Daniel Craig attends AOL BUILD Series Presents: 'Spectre' at AOL Studios In New York on November 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Lea Seydoux and Daniel Craig attend AOL BUILD Series Presents: 'Spectre' at AOL Studios In New York on November 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
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The British actor has been cagey about his return, even saying in a radio interview earlier Tuesday that nothing was confirmed.

"White Boy Rick" director Yann Demange is the frontrunner to direct Bond 25, which is dated for Nov. 8, 2019. After Eon Productions' deal with Sony ran out after "Spectre," the franchise is in search of a new studio for distribution. Warner Bros. is believed to be closest to landing the deal.

The last Bond film, "Spectre," grossed $880 million worldwide in 2015, while "Skyfall" brought in a hefty $1.1 billion in 2012.

Craig took over from Pierce Brosnan starting with 2006's "Casino Royale," then returned for "Quantum of Solace" in 2008.

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