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Daniel Craig turned down $99M to return as James Bond

Daniel Craig turned down $99M to return as James Bond

Daniel Craig might not be the best James Bond in the history of the bloody-huge spy franchise, but we're certainly weren't complaining about watching his car-driving, gun-shooting, tight swimsuit-wearing antics over the last decade. But it looks like his stint as 007 is coming to an end. 

According to the Daily Mail, Craig turned down a $99 million offer from MGM Studios to return to the role for two more films, which isn't entirely surprising considering that in an interview with Time Out last year he said he'd rather "slash his wrists" than do another Bond film. That's a pretty strong statement, but so is a $99 million offer to jump around and look gorgeous for a few more years.

It's unclear who will replace Craig as the face of the Bond films. Last year, it was widely speculated that Idris Elba would pick up the torch, but he denied those rumors. Tom Hiddleston seems to be the frontrunner at this point—enough people have bet on the 35-year-old taking over the role that bookmakers have stopped taking wagers on the subject. 

Regardless of whoever gets the next license to kill, Craig's successor will be hard-pressed to top this level of dreaminess: 

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