Rumor: Daniel Craig Is Done As Bond

Daniel Craig

When he was first cast as James Bond in Casino Royale, some fans weren’t too receptive to actor Daniel Craig taking over the coveted role of the fashionable spy. People criticized him for all sorts of strange reasons: from him being blond, to him being sensitive in the films. However, over time pretty much everyone has warmed up to him and over the next four films has become very popular. However, there have been rumblings that Daniel Craig didn’t want to continue the role much longer, citing the demanding role as well as his desire to pursue other projects.

This is currently in rumor territory, but Daniel Craig is pretty much done playing James Bond. Despite starring in four films which have generated more than £2 billion ($29,145,00,000 US) in box office revenue, he’s ready to hang up his tuxedo. Rumors say that Craig has turned down more than £68million ($99,120,200 US) from MGM in salary, endorsements, profit shares, and co-producer credits for two more films. Rumors also state that studio executives agreed to let him go as they were growing tired of his criticism of the film franchise.

Tom Hiddleston

This news comes after the press release by bookie BoyleSports has suspended on betting as to who the next James Bond would be. The independent agency stated that actor Tom Hiddleston was a 6-4 favorite to take over the role of Bond beating Idris Elba (who will probably be tied up doing The Dark Tower for a while) and Damian Lewis.

Once again, this is currently in rumor territory until an official announcement has been made.
What do you think? Are you ready for a new Bond? Should it be Hiddleston? Sound off in the comments.

Source: The Daily Mail

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  • Andrew

    Yes to Hiddleston! Have you seen The Night Manager?

    • Worldmind

      It was awesome. It was a slow, tense build, but boy what a payoff.

  • Axxell

    I think Cavill would be a good choice too.

    • Jake Bucsko

      He’s available now that he’s been killed off in the DC film universe

    • flavortang

      Same here. Cavill would make an excellent Bond. Being Bond AND Superman, two legendary characters, at the same time? What a resume that would make.

      • JNAZ

        Agree with this.. imagine the physical punishment on Cavill though, having to bulk up for Superman then leaning out for Bond in between movies.

        • flavortang

          Ah, good point.

    • Jake

      Cavill was said to be the preferred choice of both (Bond producer) Michael Wilson and Martin Campbell back in 2005. They wanted Casino Royale to be centered around a rookie Bond in his twenties.

      It was also rumored a few years ago that the producers were hoping Cavill would turn down the Superman role as they regarded him as the most logical choice to be the 7th official 007.

      I agree they should still consider Cavill, as modern audiences have shown they don’t have any trouble accepting actors in more than one high-profile role. Even Craig was allowed to sign on to several films that were intended to launch big franchises.

  • Dasoman

    Idris Elba will be available after The Dark Tower bombs.

  • jjules63

    None of those 3 please. Cavill or Fassbender are 2 names that spring to mind.

    • flavortang

      Agreed. Great picks.

    • andreasalxr

      Cavill has too much muscles

  • JSZ

    Please be Tom Hardy

  • Worldmind

    Tom Hiddleston, without a doubt. Although on a side note, it would be fun to see if Hollywood can find an American actor able to pull off a British Bond, just in reaction to all our Brits taking American roles, haha