By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
Daniel Craig, who played James Bond in the recent films “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace,” will be featured in a skit called “The Arrival.”
According to U.K. news organization “The Guardian,” 007 travels to Buckingham Palace, where he’s informed he has been assigned to help launch the 2012 Olympic Games. He will be taken by helicopter to the Olympic stadium, where he will parachute into the arena. The short film will be broadcast during the BBC’s coverage of the opening ceremony.
“The Guardian” states the Queen personally requested that Craig make an appearance as Bond, and film makers reportedly were given special access to the palace and its private rooms.
Craig’s appearance likely also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Bond film franchise (as produced by rights owners Eon).
The 2012 Olympics opening ceremony will be on July 27 in London. Craig’s third big-screen outing as the famous spy James Bond, called “Skyfall,” is slated for release this fall.