By Travis Martin
It looks like Daniel Craig may be done sipping martinis, carrying Walter PPKs, and romancing women as famed spy James Bond. The Daily Mail has reported a rumor that the actor will not return to play the iconic spy. Craig supposedly turned down a $100 million contract to return as Bond.
A source within MGM gave more insight of this to The Daily Mail: “Daniel is done – pure and simple – he told top brass at MGM after “Spectre.“ They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted. He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after “Spectre” if he was offered a money deal.”
Craig began his career as the gentleman spy in 2006’s “Casino Royale.“ Since then, he starred in 3 other Bond films, such as “Quantum of Solace” and “Skyfall.“ If this rumor is true, the “Spectre” will be Craig’s last film as bond. While “Spectre” was a hit with around $880 million, the previous film “Skyfall” brought in $1.1 billion, making it the highest grossing Bond film. Craig’s features as Bond grossed $3.2 billion worldwide together.
Rumors have also speculated as to who will replace Craig as Bond. Tom Hiddleston is a possible frontrunner, with Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Aiden Turner also being considered. MGM has no official comment about this.
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