It’s going to be very interesting to see if Spectre is able to top Skyfall, both at the box office (the 2012 movie was the only instalment of the franchise to date to earn $1 billion) and in terms of the reception from fans and critics. With rumours during the “Sony Hack” that the script was a mess and the budget out of control, it really could go either way as of right now.

Living up to those high expectations is something Daniel Craig admits to being worried about in a recent interview with Esquire. “I think everyone was just daunted, understandably. Like, it’s ‘the biggest British movie of all time’. What does it f**king mean? Where do we go from there? How do you process that? It could have been an albatross around everyone’s necks. It turned out not to be, but there was a massive amount of pressure at the beginning.”

“I feel like we’ve all done our absolute fucking best and that’s a good feeling,” he adds before promising that Spectre will live up to what’s come before next month. “It’s Skyfall times 10!”

Skyfall of course reintroduced many of the James Bond franchise’s most beloved tropes, but one thing we shouldn’t expect to see in Spectre are the “classic” Bond Girls. “Hopefully my Bond is not as sexist and misogynistic as [earlier incarnations]. The world has changed. I am certainly not that person. But he is, and so what does that mean? It means you cast great actresses and make the parts as good as you can for the women in the movies.”

It was at this point that the magazine asked the actor if he intends to return for another instalment of the Bond franchise. He’s contracted for another as far as we know, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll return, and as of now, he doesn’t sound too sure.

“I really don’t know. Honestly. I’m not trying to be coy. At the moment I can’t even conceive it. At this moment, no. I have a life and I’ve got to get on with it a bit. But we’ll see.”