Is Daniel Craig really done as Bond? Or will a $150 million payday entice him to let the Craig era as Bond Die Another Day?
Before Spectre was even released in theaters last November, Daniel Craig was openly expressing his disdain for the idea of reprising his role as 007. When asked if he could imagine doing another Bond movie he stated:
“Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”
Ouch! To be fair shooting Spectre was quite an ordeal, filming all over the world for 8 months can be daunting and time consuming so maybe Craig was exhausted and even burnt out. Also it’s fair to assume Craig knew before these comments were made that perhaps Spectre wouldn’t be as well received as its predecessor Skyfall, and to an actor who’s as in-demand as Craig it may be frustrating to spend so much time as 007 when countless other opportunities are out there, especially for a sub-par entry such as Spectre. Craig then went on to say:
“…. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”
Fast forward a few months and we’ve almost completely written off Daniel Craig as Bond and been busy speculating the potential predecessors for the next 007, including Tom Hiddelston, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and even Gillian Anderson? But hold the phone, if reports are true EON productions are prepared to call Craig’s bluff and offer him a staggering $150 million to reprise his role in two future Bond films that would be shot back to back.
That’s hard to pass up, considering I’d play James Bond for $50 and a Papa Johns pizza. $150 million to dress in designer suits, drive luxury sports cars, make out with models and actresses and star in a sure fire blockbuster in cinemas across the globe! Damn Daniel, you can’t say no.
No confirmation as to if these reports are true and Daniel Craig is currently filming for an upcoming movie called Logan Lucky, alongside Adam Driver, Channing Tatum and Sebastian Stan. In the mean time keep your eye out for confirmation on the star of the next Bond films this side of Christmas.