Daniel Craig turns down £68m offer for Bond, says he is 'done'

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 08:45
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After Spectre, Craig tells MGM that he has had enough of playing 007 and won't return

Daniel Craig has turned down a 'megabucks' offer from Bond producers MGM to return as 007 for two more films.

The 'megabucks' in question, was £68 million, substantially more than the £38 million he has earned from the four Bond films that he has starred in.

An unnamed source in LA (we're really hoping it's Judi Dench) explained to the Daily Mail: “Daniel is done - pure and simple - he told top brass at MGM after SpectreThey 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," the source continued "but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal.”

During the making and release of the latest Bond flick Spectre, Craig made no secret of his unhappiness with playing the world's most famous secret agent, proclaiming that he would "rather slash my wrists" than appear in another film.

However, another source disputed this, telling the Daily Mail that MGM execs agreed to let Craig leave the series after they grew sick of his moaning about the franchise.

With the speculation growing about who will next fill the famous tuxedo, bookies have suspended betting on Avengers star Tom Hiddlestone for the role.