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James Bond Producers Reportedly Leaning Towards Idris Elba as the Next 007

By Chris Illuminati / Published on Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 11:28 AM / Comments Off on James Bond Producers Reportedly Leaning Towards Idris Elba as the Next 007 / 8 views

The producers and creators of the James Bond franchise are finally ready to make a bold move. 

Allegedly.

The Daily Star is reporting that Barbara Broccoli — the producer of the fictional spy series and not a member of the Veggie Tales gang — is eager to not only cast a black actor in the role of the super spy, but wants Idris Elba for the role.

The Hollywood chief, 58, told an industry pal “it is time” for the famous spy to be played by a black actor. 

Director Antoine Fuqua chatted to Barbara about who will take over from Daniel Craig, 50, if he hangs up his gun after the next Bond film, due next year.

Elba seems perfect for the role, being a retired kickboxer, amateur race-car driver, a box-office draw and household name. Critics believe his age could the only thing working against him. Elba is 45 right now, though Roger Moore was the same age when he first took over as Bond in Live and Let Die.

James Bond is still the most coveted roles in cinema.

Playing Jason Bourne would be kinda fun, and putting on tights to portray any member of the Marvel Universe could set an actor up for life, but the fictional name of James Bond on a resume has gravitas.

Of course, Elba also holds the distinction of being the first male on the cover of Maxim.

Here’s look at all the fun crap the actors who score the role get to pretend with.

The part is so significant that some actors openly admit they want to be Bond and former 007s even put in their two cents when it comes to casting choices.

If Elba does start taking his martinis “shaken and not stirred” on the big screen, it wouldn’t be for a few years. Daniel Craig is being paid handsomely to reprise the role in the yet-to-be-titled “Bond 25″ film.

Thankfully, all that money kept Craig from slashing his wrists at the thought of playing Bond one more time. 

H/T The Daily Star

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