BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
British actor, Daniel Craig has turned down the offer to play James Bond in two more movies. The actor has been playing James Bond since 2005 in Spectre, Skyfall, Quantum Of Solace and Casino Royale. He has helped to ease MGM’s bankruptcy issues by garnering £2 billion in the box office.
Insiders told Daily Mail that 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.
“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,” one LA film source told Daily Mail.
The 48-year-old actor was said to have sustained a knee injury during a fight scene in Spectre and that contributed to his reasons for declining subsequent roles in the franchise. Craig told interviewers last year that he would rather “slash his wrists” than agree to another Bond film.
Rumours have surfaced that Tom Hiddleston will be the next Bond but he has told interviewers “it’s just an idea in people’s mind”. Idris Elba and Damian Lewis have also been considered for the role.