And why wouldn’t they? Craig has been awesome as Bond.
But supposedly back in May, Sony Pictures offered the actor 68 million pounds, or approximately $100 million, to continue as Bond for 2 more Bond movies. Starting with James Bond 25.
Supposedly the situation is that Sony’s distribution deal ended with SPECTRE. And the studio is desperate to keep Daniel Craig as Bond for 2 more pictures as they transition in a younger actor for Bond as a “long-term” successor.
Currently the actor is “undecided” if he’ll return.
Craig has not been shy about how he feels on playing the role, something along the lines of slitting his own wrists. Personally, I hope the actor comes back, not only for my enjoyment. But why wouldn’t he? The actor really hasn’t had a success outside of Bond since he took the role on. But we’ll see.
But the mention of a “younger actor” is a little misleading. The mention of younger actor makes me think CW casting by way of Vampire Diaries or something. But reportedly contenders for the role are: Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and Michael Fassbender… so I guess there’s some hope, and plans to handle the recasting right.
But either way, I hope Daniel Craig will return. Either way, I’ll definitely keep you posted as to what happens.