Daniel Craig will reportedly return as James Bond for the fifth time in a row, despite previous reports.
The actor sparked speculation that he was set to leave the popular franchise, after claiming that he would “rather slash my wrists” than play 007 again.
However, the Sunday Mirror has reported that Daniel has changed his mind after seeing a number of famous names that were tipped to replace him – including Irish actor Aidan Turner.
“It’s taken time but Daniel has come round and the strong consensus in the Bond offices is that Mr Craig is 007 again,” said a source.
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Sources say Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is also keen to get Skyfall singer Adele back to record a second Bond theme tune.
The song, released in 2012, was the first Bond theme tune to win at the Brits, Grammy Awards, and the Golden Globes.
“Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. [Adele is] more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive.”
The source has also claimed that Daniel’s wife, actress Rachel Weisz, is “on board with the decision”.