Daniel Craig is getting paid $25 million for his next ‘Bond’ movie, after once saying he’d rather slit his wrists than return

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  • Daniel Craig is expected to make $25 million for his return to the role of James Bond in the upcoming “Bond 25” film, Variety reports.
  • Craig confirmed in August last year that he had signed on for his fifth Bond film, after saying in a 2015 interview, prior to the release of “Spectre,” that he would rather “slit my wrists” than return to the series.
  • “Bond 25” is set for release on November 8, 2019.

Daniel Craig will receive a huge payday for his fifth film appearance as James Bond, according to Variety.

The outlet reports that Craig is set to rake in $25 million for the untitled “Bond 25” feature, which is slated for release on November 8, 2019.

Craig confirmed in an August 2017 interview with Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” that he would return to the franchise for a fifth film.

The announcement took some fans by surprise, as Craig voiced his displeasure with the series prior to the release of his fourth Bond movie, “Spectre,” in 2015. At the time, Craig told Britain’s “Time Out” in an interview that he would “rather break this glass and slit my wrists” than return to the franchise.

But a $25 million payday for one film was apparently enough to lure the actor back into the fold.

Radar Online reported in August that Sony offered Craig $150 million to star in two more Bond films, but outlets like Vanity Fair quickly threw cold water on that figure. Craig has not confirmed that he’ll return for a sixth film.