Producers are ‘leaning towards’ Idris Elba as the next James Bond


Idris Elba could be our next James bond! Word on the street is that the producers are allegedly “leaning towards” the idea of Elba taking the role. As the Independent reports:

Director Antoine Fuqua revealed the details of a conversation with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, in which she said “it is time” for a non-white actor to take on the iconic role. Fuqua discussed who might be next in the running with Broccoli, who’s certain the progressive move “will happen eventually”, with Idris Elba a reported frontrunner for the role.

Rumours of Idris becoming the next 007 has been going on for years. It began back in 2014, when emails released during the massive Sony hack revealed that then-studio co-chair Amy Pascal told a colleague, “Idris should be the next Bond.” And for the last few years, Elba has very strictly maintained that he is NOT going to play James Bond. In fact, he thinks the next Bond should be a woman.

Even though several people have made it known that Idris would be perfect for the role, it looks like our dreams could be coming true.

Meanwhile, Idris’ film ‘Yardie’ will be hitting the big screens on the 31st of August.