Idris Elba to be the next James Bond?

Is Idris Elba set to be the next James Bond?

Is Elba set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in March 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Idris Elba.

UPDATE 30/03/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Every man, at some point in his life, wishes he could be James Bond. And with the news that Daniel Craig may well be out as 007, there are a whole bunch of actors in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Idris Elba become the Seventh James Bond?

Elba’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Star Trek Beyond (2016), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) and Luther (2010-2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Elba now is – what next?

Three reasons Idris Elba would be good for the James Bond franchise

  1. It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be Idris Elba?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Elba.
  3. It would give Idris Elba a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Elba To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Wednesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Idris Elba for James Bond.

“His name is Elba. Idris Elba!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) March 29, 2023
“He was perfect as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) March 29, 2023
“A 50-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) March 29, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Elba has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) March 29, 2023

Rumors about Idris Elba stepping into the role's next iteration have been floating about for a while now. He is characterized by being smooth, slick, handsome, rugged and charming. These are definitely the characteristics needed to play James Bond. Don’t you agree?

Do you think Idris Elba should be the next James Bond?

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