Insiders said Craig turned down a £68million offer from MGM studio
to return as Bond for two more films following last year’s hit
Spectre. The sum included endorsements, profit shares, and a
role for him working as a co-producer.
One LA film source said: ‘Daniel is done — pure and simple — he
told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of
money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted.’ 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.’
One source said that executives had finally agreed to let the
actor go after growing tired of his criticism of the franchise.