When Daniel Craig was asked in October, 2015 if he'd consider making a fifth James Bond movie, the actor had some pretty choice comments about it.
"I'd rather slash my wrists," he told TimeOut, adding "We're all done. All I want to do is move on".
Now, less than two years after those comments, the actor is seemingly about to eat his words after numerous sources told the Mirror the 49-year-old is gearing up to sign on for a fifth movie.
According to the publication, the franchise's producer Barbara Broccoli is said to have secured Craig and is also "determined" to nab Adele's talents for the soundtrack.
A source said: "Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. 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."
Craig and Adele's partnership on 2012's Skyfall made the action movie the most successful James Bond movie to date after it grossed more than A$1.4 billion ($1.47b) at the box office.
In the 2015 TimeOut interview, Craig also said if he did sign on for another movie it "would only be for the money". Despite the vicious interview, Craig has since backtracked on his comments, saying in numerous interviews he loved playing the British spy.
In October, 2016 at the New Yorker festival, Craig revealed playing Bond has been his best job.
"As far as I'm concerned, I've got the best job in the world. I'll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it," he said.
Producers behind the Bond franchise have also reportedly offered Craig a ludicrous amount of money to stick with the spy movies with the Sun claiming last year he'd been offered A$150 million for two more movies.
Speaking on a British radio station last October, executive producer Callum McDougall said Craig was "absolutely the first choice" of producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
Bond 25, which, as the name suggests will be the 25th movie in the James Bond franchise, is slated for release in October, 2018.