The James Bond franchise is in a precarious spot. The series’ latest entry, Spectre, wasn’t quite as well received as its immediate predecessors, Skyfall. And while on the promotional tour for Spectre, current 007 Daniel Craig commented to virtually anyone who would listen that he’d rather chew on busted glass than go through this process again. Ever since those comments, a laundry list of possible replacements have kept 007 tongues wagging, but now there’s a rumor that Sony may dump a vault load of cash at Craig’s doorstep to keep him around for two more films.

Daniel Craig is 48, and they haven’t even begun production on the next James Bond movie, but Radar Online is making a splash today by reporting that sources have told them Sony is prepared to offer Craig $150 million to stay as Bond for the next two movies in the series.

They still see Craig as bridge to a young successor, but the report claims that the current Bond is still seen as pivotal to the success of the franchise, and they’d like for him to shoot two more movies before passing the baton to the next-generation 007.

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