Daniel Craig has been playing James Bond for so long and now according to reports the actor has quit acting as the famous secret service agent.
According to sources close to the celebrity, he turned down a £68 million offer to play 007 in two more movies.
It’s said that profit shares, endorsement deals and co-producer credit would have included in the said deal.
The 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 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 said at the launch of Spectre last year,
“I have the right to change my mind any time I want.”
“And 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, and I said what was on my mind.”
“It’s the way I’ve always spoken. But as I said, I reserve the right to change my mind.”
Last year when the news came out that he signed up for a new 20-episode US TV series that is based on Jonathan Franzen’s novel called “Purity”, speculation spread out over whether he would continue as James Bond.
After playing the role of Bond, Craig was announced as the best-paid Bond of all time, netting £38 million for the four movies that he’s appeared in – the “Casino Royale”, “The Quantum of Solace”, “Skyfall”, and the last one “Spectre”
All his James Bond movies have made a total of over £2 billion in box office takings for MGM and production company Eon.
Meanwhile, a burst of bets have tipped Tom Hiddleston to replace Craig.