Posted on August 10, 2018

James Bond Producers Are Reportedly Leaning Toward Idris Elba as the Next 007

Matt Miller, Esquire, August 9, 2018


But there’s only one actor who should be the next James Bond, and that’s Idris Elba.

There’s been some back and forth on the subject of Elba as Bond. It began back in 2014, when emails released during the massive Sony hack revealed that then-studio co-chair Amy Pascal told a colleague, “Idris should be the next Bond.” {snip}

Now, new reports indicate that James Bond producers are starting to lean toward the idea of Elba taking the role. As the Independent reports:

Director Antoine Fuqua revealed the details of a conversation with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, in which she said “it is time” for a non-white actor to take on the iconic role. {snip}

It’s not much, but it’s a good sign that Bond producers are at least leaning in the right direction. {snip}