The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Flemming.
There are a lot of actors who could play the role of James Bond 007 once Daniel Craig retires: Names include Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender (even though he’s Irish), Tom Hiddleston (of Hiddleswift fame), David Oyelowo (who actually voices the character in the audiobooks). For hell’s sake, even human man Henry Cavill thinks he has what it takes.
But there’s only one actor who is great and should be the next James Bond, and that’s Idris Elba.
There’s been some debate on the subject of Elba as Bond. It started back in 2014 when emails released during the huge 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 is very inflexible that he is going to play James Bond role. In fact, he thinks the next person for this role could be a woman (might we suggest Thandie Newton or Naomie Harris?).
Now, recent reports show that James Bond producers are trying to get the attention of Elba for the role. As the independent roles:
Director Antoine Fuqua told the details of a conversation with producer Barbara Broccoli, in which she said “it is time” for a non-white actor to take on the supreme role. Fuqua discussed who might be next in the running with Broccoli. Who’s certain the progressive move “will happen eventually”, witha reported frontrunner for the role.
It’s not enough, but it’s a good sign that Bond producers are at least leaning in the right direction. What’s interesting though, is that when it comes to the topic of Bond. Elba’s response is often that no one is in contact with him for this iconic role. This certainly changes things.