During the press tour for Spectre, Daniel Craig didn’t sound all that keen on reprising the role of James Bond in the next instalment of the franchise. Since then, there’s been a lot of speculation about whether or not the actor will return as 007, with many outlets pointing to a new actor taking over the role after that last movie seemed to wrap up the spy’s story.

However, RadarOnline.com now reports that Sony Pictures has offered Craig a whopping $150 million to return for two more movies as the iconic Ian Fleming creation. “The studio is desperate to secure the actor’s services while they phase in a younger long-term successor,” the site’s sources claim in regards to why they’re looking to bring him back.

“They will shoot two more films, which will be made virtually back-to-back, preferably featuring Daniel as 007 before he passes the figurative baton to someone else for a third movie that will mark the start of the new era,” the source adds. It’s an interesting and believable idea, but as with any rumour, it’s obviously best to take this with a pinch of salt!

Why the studio would want to spend that much when the vast majority of fans would welcome a new Bond is hard to say, and it obviously remains to be seen whether or not Craig would even say yes to such a deal, especially after injuring himself on the set of Spectre (plus, a 007 in his 50s isn’t the most exciting prospect even if he doesn’t look that old).