For several months now, the rumour mill has been flooded with ideas of who could replace Daniel Craig, who played 007 for the four most recent flicks of the franchise, as James Bond.
Sony themselves have stated that in their ideal scenario, Craig would continue to play the spy for at least two more films. It was reported that the actor was being offered $150 million to play the role again and in spite of him infamously saying last year that he would rather ‘slit his wrists’ than play Bond again, it would seem that money does indeed talk.
Daniel Craig made an appearance at the New Yorker Festival this weekend to discuss the projects he is currently working on. Naturally, the topic of James Bond came up.
‘They say that s—t sticks, and that definitely stuck,’ he joked, referencing his previous remarks, according to Vulture. ‘It was the day after filming [stopped on Spectre]. I’d been away from home for a year. Boo-hoo. It’s a good gig. I enjoy it.
‘As far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the best job in the world. I’ll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it. If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly.’
Following BoylesSports’ release last week, it’s starting to all come together and Craig’s return as Bond is looking increasingly likely.