Did Daniel Craig Reportedly Turn Down $100 Million for Two New Bond Films?
That’s an awful lot of martinis and tuxes to give up.
A new report says Daniel Craig is “done” playing James Bond.
Sources told Daily Mail he turned down a $100 million deal to star in two more Bond movies because it “just wasn’t what he wanted” anymore and that he is over it. “Pure and simple.”
The story, however, was debunked by Gossip Cop. An insider close to Craig told them it was completely “untrue” and that “still no decision has been made” by Craig as to whether or not he’ll sign on for more films.
The British actor has publicly grumbled about how long he’ll keep playing James Bond, especially after the last film, Spectre, so this story isn’t coming out of left field.
When he wrapped that film, he told Time Out London at the time he’d “rather break this glass and slash my wrists” than do another sequel. “I’m over it at the moment,” he added. “We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”
Later, while promoting Spectre, Craig softened. “Sometimes I say things, like I did when I was asked two days after I just finished shooting for eight months, ‘Would I do another one?’ That’s what was on my mind… But, I have the right to change my mind any time I want.”
Whenever Craig does make up his mind about playing 007 in the future, there’s already speculation on who will replace him if he bows out, with Brits like Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba topping the list.