[Movies] Daniel Craig May Not Return for The Girl Who Played with Fire Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.31.2013
Craig's character could be cut for the Dragon Tattoo sequel...
Daniel Craig's character may not return for the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. THR reports that Sony, who is still committed to moving ahead with The Girl Who Played With Fire, is finding a snag in the fact that Craig reportedly wants more money to return. Sony wants to do the film for less than what Dragon Tattoo cost and while Rooney Mara is set to return and director David Fincher is in early talks to direct again, Craig wants a pay bump after Skyfall became a wordwide phenomenon.
Sources say that if Craig can't be brought back, the character of Mikael Blomkvist will likely be cut. Blomkvist plays an integral part in Fire--as well as the third film The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest--but there would be ways to write him out if absolutely necessary. A source close to Craig says that while negotiations have not yet begun, Craig does wants to return.
All may not be lost though, as Sony is reportedly reluctant to commission a rewrite of the script ad they consider it production ready and the cost for the script is already in the "mid-seven figures" range.