Could Idris Elba be the next James Bond? The rumors started back in 2014. An email from Sony Pictures senior executive Amy Pascal said “Idris should be the next Bond.”
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Idris said that he has no plans to play Bond, “You just get disheartened when you get people from a generational point of view going, ‘It can’t be.’ And it really turns out to be the color of my skin.”
Idris said that playing Bond would be a dream come true if it were offered to him. He continued, “Bond is one of the biggest franchises in the world, and for that reason, whoever ends up playing it, lives it. You’re THAT character, and known as that character for many, many years. I’m creating characters now that can still live alongside Idris. Not ones that take over me and solely define me.”
Do you think you Idris could make a good Bond?