BREAKING: Daniel Craig Out As James Bond; Turns Down £68m Two Film Deal
By Matt O.
According to the Daily Mail actor Daniel Craig is reportedly out as 007 aka James Bond after four films.
Now we must mention that since this is being reported first by the Daily Mail, a site which has been wrong on stories in the past before, there is a possibility that this story is total bullshit, but hopefully we can get some more sources to back it up sooner rather than later. Until then, since everyone is going to run with this story no matter what, here we go!
Craig has apparently turned down a £68 million deal which is the equivalent of $146 million US from MGM Studio, which would've seen the actor return for two more Bond films. Get the details below.
Here's the details from the Daily Mail below:
"He has played Bond since 2005 and helped bank well over £2 billion in box office revenue, helping ease MGM’s bankruptcy issues.
Insiders said Craig turned down a £68 million offer from MGM studio to return as Bond for two more films following last year’s hit Spectre. The sum included endorsements, profit shares, and a role for him working as a co-producer."
"One LA film source said: ‘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 added: ‘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.’
One source said that executives had finally agreed to let the actor go after growing tired of his criticism of the franchise.
Craig, 48, told interviewers last year that he would rather ‘slash my wrists’ than agree to another Bond film."
Sounds crazy right, that is a lot of money Craig is leaving on the table, and its really surprising to me considering, he really doesn't appear in that many films. He tried his hand with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but it was no huge success. It will be interesting to see, what he does next.
And of course it will be very interesting to see who takes over the mantle as the new James Bond, we will keep you posted as this story develops.
Sound off in the comments with your thoughts.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL