Idris Elba Could Be The Next James Bond!

The British actor and worldwide hearthrob has reportedly met with producers of the 007 franchise!

Just weeks away from the premier of SKYFALL, the third film with Daniel Craig as James Bond, Bond girl Naomie Harris (28 DAYS LATER) told The Huffington Post that movie producers have met with Idris Elba (PROMETHEUS, THOR) about taking over as 007. This would make him the first black actor to play the iconic British spy.

This is not the first time Elba has been linked to Bond, after QUANTUM OF SOLACE hit theaters in 2008, Daniel Craig had said he would like to see a black man take the role and Elba was the actor he was referring to. Elba was asked about the role and said “I’m British, I can flirt with ladies and drink”.  In January of 2009 another rumor had surfaced that producers were looking for a new Bond, those rumors proved to be false when Craig signed on to return for SKYFALL. According to early reviews this is Craig’s best performance as bond thus far and producers say they are looking for the replacement “when Craig is finished with the character.” Meaning when Daniel tells them he is finished they will move on, which will more then likely be either after SKYFALL or the next bond film.

 Elba is swiftly becoming one of the more popular British actor’s in Hollywood. Starring in Guillermo Del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM monster movie next year, he also will be appearing as Nelson Mandela in MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (alongside the aforementioned Naomie Harris). Elba has proved in other roles he could possibly take over the Bond character and I believe it is time for Bond to change with the times – but only when Craig is finished. I can’t think of a better man than Elba for the job.

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  • Idris Elba cannot be African-American because he is British. Not all black people are African-American.

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