"If I'm going to speak the truth I should speak the truth to you," Craig, 49, said, before confirming that "yes" he will be returning to the mega franchise. "I couldn't be happier."
He added: "I have to apologize to all the people I've done interviews with today because I wanted to tell you."
Back in July, the New York Times first reported that Craig accepted the gig. However, as Craig admitted on Tuesday, he has been "cagey" about coming forward with the truth.
In 2015, two days after wrapping Spectre, he also told Time Out magazine that he would "rather break this glass and slash my wrists" before returning to the role. "Instead of saying something with style and grace, I said something really stupid," he explained to Colbert, 53, of his comments.
Craig might be back, but perhaps not for long. "I think this is it," he continued on Tuesday. "I just want to go out on a high note. I can’t wait."
According to USA Today, Craig's four films in the franchise has made $800 million worldwide at the box office.
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