Idris Elba, star of stage and screen both in the United Kingdom and USA, has had the door opened for him by franchise producer Barbara Broccoli, according to Training Day director Antoine Fuqua.
After two years of speculation, Daniel Craig announced last August that he will return to play James Bond for a fifth time. During the conversation, Broccoli reportedly told Fuqua that "it is time" for a non-white actor to take the lead role, that she was certain it would "happen eventually", and that Elba was the front-runner.More news: Ryanair braces for biggest ever one-day strike
"Idris could do it if he was in shape". You need a guy with a physically strong presence.More news: Transfer Rumour: Manchester United plotting late move for Kurt Zouma
Before anyone starts planning a James Bond movie marathon, popping champagne and setting off celebratory fireworks, or changing their social media display icons to a photo of the impossibly handsome Elba (c'mon, we know someone had to be tempted), let's take a step back and analyze this information. The director also revealed that Elba was a front-runner for the role.
Elba has previously been mentioned as a possible 007, and was said to have been the favourite of then Sony chief Amy Pascal according to leaked documents from the Sony hack back in 2014.More news: United States to impose sanctions on Russian Federation over attack on Skripals
People online are shaken and stirred once again about the prospect of Idris Elba playing James Bond. That's the part that I'm like, 'Ugh, come on.' Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?