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Bond Franchise bosses: 'willing to delay the next movie'

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19 February 2016 | SPECTRE

There has been much speculation about Daniel Craig continuing as James Bond.

The actor’s future as James Bond was thrown into fresh doubt this week when it emerged he has signed to star in upcoming new US TV series Purity.

MGM can't see Daniel Craig leaving the Franchise

The Sun writes that MGM Studios, which produces the Bond flicks, told Daniel it will push back the next movie to 2018 if necessary.

A source said to The Sun: “Daniel leaving the franchise at this moment is something MGM cannot stomach.

“He is a major draw and a key player in terms of raising money for the films. As Bond he has brought in $2billion.

“Daniel has not told anyone yet if he will return definitively.

“They know he wants to do Purity and had hoped to get the new film in cinemas next year, but they have vowed to push it back a year to help make his schedule easier.”

Pre-production on Bond is due to begin in the next few weeks.


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