Idris Elba Could Be The Next James Bond
Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond in the next installment. But once he retires from his role as the spy, a lot of actors have chances of becoming 007. And Idris Elba has good odds.
Idris Elba has forever been a fan favorite. People are already asking for him to become James Bond. He would also become the first black man to take up the role. Ever since rumors came out that James Bond producers are considering Idris Elba, fans have started signing petitions in his favor on social media.
The producer, Barbara Broccoli has shared that it’s time to have a minority James Bond. The director has confirmed this news saying that we are sure there will be a minority cast for the role in the coming years. Director Antoine Fuqua also added that Idris Elba would be perfect to play the role. He could do it if he was in shape. And they needed a guy with a physically strong presence which Elba surely guarantees.
These words gave fans their hope again who immediately started voicing their feelings on Twitter. Some fans expressed that Idris Elba’s worth as the next James Bond should never be doubted. Others argued that he should play 007 not because they want to give black people a chance. But because he is truly the best-suited man out there.
I don't get how anyone can doubt this. Idris Elba's sophisticated swagger is like an objective truth of the universe. https://t.co/Nv6CCfqzSB
— Ruby Sinreich (@Ruby) August 10, 2018
You know what would be awesome? If all the hype about @idriselba being the next #JamesBond wasn’t because “they need a black Bond” but because he’s a fantastic actor who would be truly kickass in the role. #007Bond
— Jennifer Miller (@jennifer_eliot) August 10, 2018
After Daniel Craig’s retirement, there are a couple of other actors apart from Idris Elba that are considered potential candidates for the James Bond role. The list includes Tom Hardy- the popular British actor famous for his role in Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, The Dark Knight Rises and Legend. The actor refused to comment on whether he’s replacing Craig soon. He probably did not want to jinx his chances. However, Tom Hardy’s odds were slashed as reports of him trying to be a real James Bond surfaced. Apparently, the actor chased a motorbike thief through the streets and led to a citizen’s arrest.
Other than these, James Norton, Aidan Turner, Jack Huston, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Hiddleston are also up for potential James Bonds. Rumors also say that females actresses would like a chance to be the first female James Bond. Actresses like Kristen Stewart and Gillian Anderson are up for it. But Daniel Craig’s wife, Rachel Weisz would not put her name for it after her husband retires. She does not believe that James Bond could be a girl.
It looks like the casting directors have a tough choice to make. But they’ve hinted towards Idris Elba. And if you leave it to fans, nobody but Elba would become the next James Bond.