While the British tabloids keep up there guessing game as to who may succeed Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond, a new report at Radar Online claims Sony Pictures is trying its damn hardest to get Craig back for at least one more round.
The site has posted a report claiming that the studio has offered the actor a whopping $150 million to play James Bond two more times. That figure sounds a bit generous, but Sony wanting Craig back is a certainty and, at least for now, they have a little time to figure things out.
The site also says, and this is quite likely, that the delay over any announcement hasn’t been the difficulty with finding a new Bond so much as trying to convince the current one: “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.”
Director Sam Mendes will not be back for what would be the twenty-fifth Bond film and Craig’s fifth time in the role. Much like with the pre-Abrams “Star Trek” films and the supposed ‘odd numbered curse’, Craig has established an ‘even numbered curse’ where his odd numbered entries (“Casino Royale,” “Skyfall”) have been widely acclaimed, but his even numbered entries (“Quantum of Solace,” “Spectre”) have been problematic at best.