James Bond producer confirms Idris Elba as the next 007
Hollywood star Idris Elba is still in contention to be the next James Bond. Having long been touted to be the first black 007, the ‘Luther’ actor is confirmed to be “part of the conversation” for the new iteration of the famous British spy.
NEW YORK: Hollywood star Idris Elba is still in contention to be the next James Bond. Having long been touted to be the first black 007, the 'Luther' actor is confirmed to be "part of the conversation" for the new iteration of the famous British spy. It's producer Barbara Broccoli herself who spilled the possibility of Elba joining the franchise, reports aceshowbiz.com. "Well, we know Idris, we're friends with him, and he's a magnificent actor," she told Deadline. "And, you know, it's been part of the conversation, but it's always difficult to have the conversation when you have someone in the seat." Broccoli, however, noted that they're in no rush to name Daniel Craig's replacement. She shared: "I think we have decided that until 'No Time to Die' has had its run and Daniel has been able to, well, we've all been able to savour, reap the benefits of Daniel's wonderful tenure, we're not gonna think about, or talk about anybody else." 'No Time to Die', which is billed as Craig's swan song in his role as 007, went on to become the second-highest grossing movie of the pandemic with $774 million worldwide after a long delay due to Covid. (IANS)