Will Idris Elba be first Black James Bond?

Will Idris Elba be first Black James Bond?

Rumours have swirled for years but it now finally seems like it could happen even if not for a few years.

Producers of the James Bond franchise say Ghana born Idris Elba who had an excellent turn as Nelson Mandela may be considered to play the British spy if Daniel Craig refuses to return when his contract expires.

 

 

Idris Elba
Idris Elba

 

During a set visit for the latest James Bond film Spectre, Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli were asked about the potential of Idris Elba replacing Daniel Craig as 007.

“I think he’d make a great Bond,” Wilson replied instantaneously.

“I always say, it’s like asking a woman who’s going up the aisle on her wedding day who her next husband is going to be,” Broccoli joked. “You know, Daniel Craig is Bond, and I don’t want to think about what happens when he goes. But I’m a huge fan of Idris — we all are. He’s a great actor, and he could do anything. So ask me when we’re looking for a new Bond — which hopefully won’t be for a long time.” Read more

 

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