Daniel Craig has reportedly said he is “done” playing James Bond, just days after a bookmaker suspended betting on his replacement followin...
Daniel Craig 'done with James Bond'
Daniel, 48, is said to have turned down a £68 million offer from MGM Studios to return as 007 for two more films after 2015′s Spectre.
Last year the actor joked to Time Out that he would rather “slash my wrists” than play the British Secret Service agent again.
He told studio bosses that returning to the role “just wasn’t what he wanted” despite them throwing “huge amounts of money at him”, a source told the Daily Mail.
“Daniel is done – pure and simple – he told top brass at MGM after Spectre,” the source said.
He added: “He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal.”
The source said a knee injury he suffered during filming for a scene in Spectre had helped him decide “it was a journey with an ending”.
A flurry of bets at the end of last week tipped The Night Manager star Tom to replace Daniel as the spy with the licence to kill, making him the 2-1 favourite.
After a particularly big gamble, his odds plummeted to 1-2 and Coral bookmakers suspended betting on Saturday.