Sony may offer Daniel Craig $150 million to play James Bond in Bond 25. Sony is apparently desperate to keep Daniel Craig on as James Bond. Radar reports that Sony has offered $150 million to Daniel Craig in return for his appearance in the next two Bond franchise films.
Daniel Craig has played Agent 007, James Bond, in four films in the last ten years: Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), and Spectre (2015). The next film, Bond 25, has been announced, but there’s very little news about it as of yet- including whether or not Craig will return as James Bond. Craig has been a fan and critic favorite, though, and it appears that Sony wants to keep him on for a while longer before settling on a new James Bond to continue the legacy.
Names like Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba have been linked with the role, but so far this news is only speculation. Although Sony’s $150 million offer makes it appear as if Craig is hard to get, the fact remains that he did sign a five film contract. In other words, isn’t he contractually obligated to play James Bond for at least one more movie, whether he wants to or not? Perhaps he wants to appear disinterested so that Sony will hike up their offer- or, who knows, maybe $150 million is just the going rate for bringing to life one of our favorite British spies of all time.
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