Latest Idris Elba As James Bond Rumor Was Completely 'Made Up'

Latest Idris Elba As James Bond Rumor Was Completely 'Made Up'

Latest Idris Elba As James Bond Rumor Was Completely 'Made Up'

"It is time" for an ethnic minority actor to star as 007 and she is certain "it will happen eventually", Fuqua reportedly said.

The discussion over who could play the next James Bond could be nearing it's conclusion, as the biggest clue yet has been dropped over the next actor's identity. Apparently series producer Barbara Broccoli has been speaking to director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) about the franchise, and he revealed that she said "it is time" for a non-white actor to take the role.

"Idris could do it if he was in shape".

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Elba's name has always been tossed around as an ideal candidate.

In 2014, the "Luther" star was the subject of frenzied speculation that he was the next Bond following the release of hacked Sony Pictures emails in which Elba's name was put forth as an option by one studio executive.

Tom Hardy had been mentioned, as had Michael Fassbender and Tom Hiddleston, but Elba remains the most popular choice, even if his inclusion on the shortlist is considered controversial by some people.

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However, Elba once insisted that no one is genuinely considering him to play 007.

The author denied this was a coded racist slur and explained: "Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better".

There is no denying that Idris Elba isn't a brilliant actor and an incredible screen presence, and has all the tools to make an excellent James Bond. "That's the part that I'm like, 'Ugh, come on, '" Elba previously told The Independent. "Could be a woman, could be a black woman, could be a white woman, but I think, that character, everybody would like to see it have - do something different with it, why not?"

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