Craig raked in some big money in the iconic spy role, and was even the highest-paid actor to ever play the famed character. Over the course of the four films he’s appeared in, he’s earned £38 million, or just over $55 million dollars.
So how much would it cost to get him to take on a couple more movies?
Well, £68 million (roughly $99 million) wasn’t enough to persuade him to stay.
A source stated, “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.”
Daniel Craig’s rejection of continuing the Bond franchise shouldn’t have come as a shock to executives, however.
“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 added.
Craig also suffered a knee injury on the set of Spectre that made it difficult for him to physically continue with the aggressive part.Read more to see the odds of Tom Hiddleston taking over: