Yes, there are a lot of actors who could and would LOVE to play the world’s most famous spy 007.
Daniel Craig hates the job and wants out so who’ll it be?
• Tom Hardy
• Michael Fassbender
• Tom Hiddleston
• David Oyelowo (who voices the character in the audiobooks)
• Superman? Uh, Henry Cavill?
Back in 2014, when certain emails got released during the massive Sony hack, then-studio co-chair Amy Pascal told a colleague,
“Idris should be the next Bond.”
But Elba has maintained that he is NOT going to play Bond. In fact, he thinks the next Bond should be a woman.
Now, new reports indicate that Bond producers are starting to lean toward the idea of Elba taking the role after all. The Independent reports:
“Director Antoine Fuqua revealed the details of a conversation with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, in which she said ‘it is time’ for a non-white actor to take on the iconic role. Fuqua discussed who might be next in the running with Broccoli, who’s certain the progressive move ‘will happen eventually’, with Idris Elba a reported frontrunner for the role.”
No comment from the producing team but they sure are crowd-sourcing this casting. Me? I’m in for Idris.
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