On the press tour for Spectre, actor Daniel Craig flip-flopped on whether or not the film would be his last. He went as far as to say he would rather slash his wrists than return as Ian Fleming‘s James Bond 007, but later back-peddled that statement citing exhaustion from the shoot.
With the understanding that Spectre was part of a two film deal, the confusion and teasing became more dramatic than some of the situations in the film itself. But now it seems Craig is ready to hand over his license to kill to someone else, according to the Daily Mail. They cite sources claiming the actor is done and turned down a £68 million deal to return for two additional films.
Of course, Craig’s departure is only a rumor. But like Doctor Who, specualtion about changes in casting are part of the fun of being a fan. In recent months, Marvel villain Tom Hiddleston has become a recurring favorite to replace Craig in the hearts of fans, but time will tell if either actor is ready to change their 00 status.