Daniel Craig isn't ready to shed the name "Bond, James Bond." According to the Mirror, the actor has agreed with producer Barbara Broccoli to return for the 25th film in the Bond franchise.

The last Bond movie, "Spectre," came out in 2015, and since then, Craig has vacillated on whether he'd reprise the role. He's said that he'd rather "slash his wrists" than play 007 again, but also admitted he'd "miss it terribly." And there were rumors last fall that he turned down $99 million for two more Bond movies.

Craig's vagueness on his future as Bond left room for a lot of speculation on who might succeed him, and names like Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, and Emily Blunt were thrown around.

The Mirror's report also notes that the producers are hoping to bring back Adele to sing the theme song. Her theme song from "Skyfall" won a Grammy and an Academy Award.

"Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners," a source told the Mirror. "It's taken time but Daniel has come round and the strong consensus in the Bond offices is that Mr Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she's more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive."

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Spectre
PG-132015
Based on 48 critics

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