Daniel Craig rumoured to quit 007, signs up for new TV series
Rumours intensify (again) that Daniel Craig is stepping down as James Bond, as he makes a big commitment to a new TV project.
Around the cinema release of Spectre last October, there was no shortage of speculation that Daniel Craig was quitted the 007 role. He's sent out mixed messages on that, noting that the last thing he wants to do after finishing one Bond movie is make another straight away. Reports had also suggested that he was contractually bound to make at least one more Bond movie.
But that's been thrown into doubt a little, as Craig has committed to a brand new 20 episode television series in the US. Some are interpreting that as a firm sign that he's moving on from James Bond. This certainly tallies with rumours we were told last year, too.
He's taken on a starring role in Purity, based on the novel by Jonathan Franzen, in which he'll play Andreas Wolf. Assorted broadcasters are bidding for the rights to show Purity.
Director Sam Mendes has definitely exited the world of James Bond. We'd imagine that EON will want to get a new film moving in some form by next year at the latest. If Purity lands a second season, though - if, indeed, that is the plan - then it may be time for a new 007 after all.
More as we hear it.