By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 10, 2018 at 10:53 am | UPDATED: August 10, 2018 at 11:18 am Reports once again are popping up that Idris Elba is in the running to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, if and when Craig eventually retires the part. According to the U.K. publication The Daily Star, Bond series producer Barbara Broccoli thinks “it is time” for a black actor to star in the franchise. That comment is credited to director Antoine Fuqua, and it has once again revived talk that Elba, the 45-year-old star of “The Wire,” “Luther” and “Molly’s Game,” would be the perfect choice to step in. “Idris could do it if he was in shape,” said Fuqua, speaking at the launch of his new app that lets moviegoers listen to films in 3-D quality sound. “You need a guy with physically strong presence. Idris has that.” Talk about the British actor as the … [Read more...] about Idris Elba has shrugged off James Bond prospects: ‘It could be a woman’
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ENTERTAINMENT 08/10/2018 12:37 pm ET Fans have been wanting the “Luther” star to play 007 since 2014. By Elyse Wanshel People online are shaken and stirred once again about the prospect of Idris Elba playing James Bond. On Friday, the U.K. publication The Daily Star tabloid published an article claiming that director Antoine Fuqua reportedly said Bond series producer Barbara Broccoli thinks “it is time” for a black actor to star in the franchise. Apparently, the article said, the 45-year-old “Luther” star is in the running to play the titular role if the current actor playing Bond, Daniel Craig, retires the part. HuffPost reached out to Elba, Fuqua and Broccoli to confirm the report, but none of their camps immediately commented. Yet, rumor or not, people online seem pretty excited about the idea. IDRIS ELBA FOR JAMES BOND PLEASEANDTHANKYOU— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 10, 2018 … [Read more...] about The Idris Elba As James Bond Rumor Is Going Around Again, And People Are Pumped
Idris Elba’s hopes of being the first black James Bond have been raised after the producer of the film franchise said “it is time” for a non-white hero. The forthcoming Bond 25 film, directed by Danny Boyle, is likely to be Daniel Craig's last, after the actor said he wanted to “go out on a high note.” Barbara Broccoli, the producer behind the films, told her friend director Antoine Fuqua she felt that a black actor in the famous role “will happen eventually”. He said the two then discussed who was in the running. Fuqua told The Daily Star: “Idris could do it if he was really tight and in shape. He doesn't look 45. No one would even know. "When Sean Connery stepped into the scene he was a rough old dude.” While many have pointed out that Elba will be nearing his 50s as the casting takes place, fans of the actor have said age is just a number, and that he is in great shape. At 45, he is five years younger than Daniel … [Read more...] about Idris Elba’s hopes of being first black James Bond raised as producer says ‘it is time’
The bets are off for Idris Elba to become the next James Bond. Bookies have suspended bets on Idris taking over the role from Daniel Craig and becoming the first black man to star as 007. Paddy Power was forced to pull Idris' name from the line-up of hotly tipped actors, following a huge surge of bets on Thursday night. It comes as producer Barbara Broccoli said it 'was time' for a black actor to star as Bond. Odds on the Luther actor plunged from 10/1 to just 2/1 - putting him in front of James Norton and Tom Hardy (both on 3/1) who have also been hotly tipped to star as the Secret Agent. A spokesperson for Paddy Power said: "“A hint from the James Bond producer, some weighty bets and the fact that Idris Elba is one of the coolest men on the planet has forced us to stop taking bets on him for the next James Bond. “We’re now convinced that he’s going to take over from Daniel Craig following Bond 25. From Hackney with Love.” Speaking about the rumours in a … [Read more...] about Idris Elba tipped to be announces as next James Bond as bookies suspend bets
Idris Elba could be set to take over from Daniel Craig as James Bond after producer Barbara Broccoli said “it’s time” for a black actor to step into the role. Craig has previously told of his hopes to go out on a “high note” on the back of Bond 25, which is believed to be his final outing as the 007 agent. With all eyes on the next Bond, Broccoli has now given her thoughts about the future of the franchise. According to the Daily Star, Broccoli told director Antoine Fuqua that she feels a non-white actor in the role would “happen eventually” and put the Luther star forward as a possibility. Fuqua said: “Idris could do it if he was in shape. You need a guy with physically strong presence. Idris has that.” The news comes after Superman star Henry Cavill told how he also has his eye on the role. The 35-year-old is keen to try his hand at playing 007 after Craig steps down. Cavill believes his role as a CIA agent in Mission: … [Read more...] about Is Idris Elba set to play the first black James Bond?