Daniel Craig is reportedly done playing James Bond in the iconic film franchise, and many fans are turning their attention to another famous Brit to take on the role next.
Craig is said to be done with the Bond franchise, with no intention to return after his most recent outing as the character in Spectre.
The news comes via DailyMail, which reported that despite being offered loads of money to return, Craig simply wasn't interested in playing the role again.
"Daniel is done - pure and simple - he told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn't what he wanted," a source from Los Angeles told the publication.
"He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal," the source added.
Craig has starred in four Bond films: 2006's Casino Royale, 2008's Quantum of Solace, 2012's Skyfall and 2015's Spectre. It remains to be seen if Craig will confirm the reports that he is in fact done with the franchise.
As of now, he has not commented on the reports, however, he has made comments in the past the indicate he's ready to move on. The actor famously told reporters in 2015 that he would rather "slash my wrists" than sign a deal to star in another Bond film.
Meanwhile, the speculation on who may play the next James Bond has continued onward. Tom Hiddleston, who currently stars in AMC's The Night Manager and plays Loki in the Marvel film franchise, is the heavy favorite according to gamblers and betters.
Hiddleston is reportedly a frontrunner, at least among bet-makers, to be the new James Bond. Ladbrokes, one of the most well known betting companies, has the actor at 2/5 odds.
Hiddleston has alluded to being interested in the franchise in the past, so there is a chance that such a casting decision could actually happen. The actor spoke with The Sunday Times in March about his interest in the film franchise.
"I simply love the theme tune, the tropes and the mythology. I love the whole thing," he said. "If it ever came knocking, it would be an extraordinary opportunity. And I'm very aware of the physicality of the job. I would not take it lightly."