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Published On: Mon, Sep 5th, 2016

Daniel Craig rumored to be offered $150 million to return for two more Bond films

Many sources on confirming the news originally posted by Radar Online: Daniel Craig has been offered $150 million to reprise his role as 007 for two more of the popular franchise’s films.

“The studio is desperate to secure the actor’s services while they phase in a younger long-term successor,” a source told Radar.

Craig, 48, “has played a genius hand,” said the source. “Everyone knows how much executives adore him, and the idea of losing him at such a crucial time in the franchise isn’t an option as far as all the studio honchos are concerned.”

Daniel Craig in 'Skyfall'

Daniel Craig in ‘Skyfall’

“Daniel’s the key for a seamless, safe transition as far as Sony and Bond bosses are concerned, and they’re prepared to pay a king’s ransom to make it happen.”

According to the source, Sony will announce any day that the studio is re-upping the distribution rights for the Bond series, meaning billions of dollars in revenue.

“Then they will shoot two more films, which will be made virtually back-to-back, preferably featuring Daniel as 007 before he passes the figurative baton to someone else for a third movie that will mark the start of the new era,” said the source.

Craig admitted that a return would be just for the money during a Time Out magazine interview where he was asked if he had more movies left for Bond.

“No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.”

He also detailed that he and director Sam Mendes butted heads, but have moved passed that stage and have become close, clarifying the comments were because he just finished filming and said at another time that he would be Bond as long as he’s “physically able.”

Check out more over at Radar as fans will wait to see what becomes official.

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