It seems that one conversation that every single person on the street has an opinion on, is the topic of who should replace Daniel Craig as the iconic James Bond. And now, that subject has again reared its head, as new reports suggest that Idris Elba could finally land the 007 gig.
This latest update comes courtesy of a conversation between longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and director Antoine Fuqua. The Daily Star (we know, we know…) reports that a conversation between the pair saw Broccoli state that “it is time” for a non-white actor to be given this legendary role, with her adding that it “will happen eventually.”
Fuqua the offered up the idea of Idris Elba, explaining, “Idris could do it if he was in shape. You need a guy with [a] physically strong presence. Idris has that.”
Of course, Idris Elba has long been a frontrunner to replace Craig when he calls it a day after the Danny Boyle-directed to-be-titled 25th Bond picture. It’s also worth noting that Antoine Fuqua – who is currently working on the new Scarface remake – has yet to have any official involvement in the Bond franchise, so it could well be that he may be in the frame to tackle 007 at some point in the future.
For Elba, next up for him is his reinvention of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and a to-be-revealed Netflix movie. Could Bond, James Bond finally be on his horizon? We guess only time will tell.