After the latest James Bond film, Spectre, premiered last year to a mixed reaction from critics, but a generally positive reaction from fans, it looked like Daniel Craig’s time as the Secret Agent was over. This upset a lot of fans because Craig has been involved in the last four installments.
It also probably upset the studio because the latest films have been killing it at the box office. Spectre made over $800 million. While promoting the film, the 48-year-old actor admitted he was tired of playing the character. In fact, he even said, “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”
Of course, several actors have said similar things after working so hard on a single franchise for several years. It gets tiring and probably less challenging to play the same role over and over again.
But according to a new report from Radar Online (we know) Sony is offering Craig $150 million to come back as James Bond for two more movies that would be made “virtually back-to-back.” So basically they’re trying to sell him the idea by saying, “It’ll feel like you’re only filming one, super long, movie!”
We can’t confirm if this report is true, but it’s certainly not the craziest rumor Radar Online has put out there. It would make sense for the studio to offer such a lucrative deal. The films are bringing in money at the box office, and Craig is partially responsible for the success.
Sure, there might be some fans looking forward to the search for a new Bond, but there are a lot of fans out there who are happy with the way things are right now.
We’ll keep you posted.[mashshare]