Idris Elba Is Back in Talks to Be the Next James Bond

Lawrence Kim
August 10, 2018

Anyone know how Stringer Bell likes his martinis?

Fuqua was promoting a new sound app in London, and revealed to the Daily Star that he had spoken to Bond series producer Barbara Broccoli about the possibility of the next 007 being played by a non-white actor.

The article claims that Broccoli told Fuqua that "it is time" for a person of color to be cast in the role.

Speaking with American filmmaker Antoine Fuqua on Thursday about who could next take on the role she said it "will happen eventually" and Idris is a clear favourite.

Elba's name has always been tossed around as an ideal candidate. Bond 25 is being produced by Eon Productions with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson producing.

In January, the Luthor star said producers should "do something different" with the role and have a black or white actress take up the mantle of the spy franchise.

He added: "Idris could do it if he was in shape". And now, even though Daniel Craig is back for likely one final round in Danny Boyle's Bond 25, it appears Elba is still a focal point of the "next Bond' conversation - whether he's interested in the role or not".

Idris Elba's filmography proves that he can play any role he damn well wants to. You need a guy with a physically strong presence.

But Craig, who's played the secret agent since 2005, still has one more film to make.

Universal Pictures also won the worldwide distribution rights to the film, which will drop in the United Kingdom first on October 25, 2019.

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