Daniel Craig Won’t Be Flaunting His Hotness as James Bond Again Anytime Soon

He’s survived all sorts of run-ins with evil geniuses, heat-packing thugs and double-crossing dames. But apparently James Bond is no match for the world’s current economic woes.

MGM Pictures has announced that the next James Bond movie has been put on indefinite hold, due to the studio’s financial hardships, leaving the future of Daniel Craig’s rugged sex appeal in question, at least as it applies to starring in the venerable spy series. According to a statement released by Bond co-producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson,

“Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended development on BOND 23 indefinitely. We do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of BOND 23.”

On the plus side, Craig can be ogled next year on the big screen in the upcoming The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Um, yay?

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