Daniel Craig Says That He's Coming Back as James Bond Because "It's a Good Gig"

It was only last year that it looked like Daniel Craig wasn't going to be doing any more James Bond films. He had stated that he'd rather "break glass and slit my wrists" before appearing in another 007 movie. 

It was then rumored that Craig was offered close to $150 million to shoot the next two Bond movies, to which he turned that offer down. Rumor was that Sony was willing to pay even more than that for him to return to the blockbuster franchise. 

Well it seems like money talks. At an appearance at this week's New Yorker Festival he tried to take back his less than enthusiastic words from a year ago by claiming he was just having a very long day at the time:

"They say that shit sticks, and that definitely stuck. It was the day after filming [stopped on Spectre]. I'd been away from home for a year ... Boo-hoo. Bond is a good gig. I enjoy it ... As far as I'm concerned, I've got the best job in the world. I'll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it. If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly."

Well, there you have it folks. All those hopes of Idris Elba becoming the next Bond have been laid to rest for now. Which I don't really mind. Craig has done an admirable job with the franchise having churned out two of the best Bonds ever ("Casino Royale" and "Skyfall") although I'd rather forget the two other ones which were real stinkers ("Quantum of Solace" and "Spectre"). 

In the meantime he's starring in Steven Soderbergh's first film out of retirement "Lucky Logan." A far more interesting project than any Bond film imaginable.