Daniel Craig has reportedly quit the role of James Bond, turning down £68million to return as the secret agent.
According to Daily Mail, the £68m included endorsement deals, profit shares and a role as a co-producer.
A source told the newspaper:
‘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.’
It’s not a huge surprise to hear Craig turn down the offer after having said in an interview that he’d rather ‘slash my wrists’ than reprise his role as 007.
And with bookies suspending bets on Tom Hiddleston to become the next Bond, that could very well soon become a reality now.