Could Idris Elba Be The Next James Bond?26 October 2012
Could Idris Elba Be The Next James Bond?
With Skyfall already proving to be a hit with audience and critics alike, speculation is already being place on who might replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, with The Wire's Idris Elba the front-runner to take over the post as 007.
Bookmakers Paddy Power have slashed the odds on Elba being the next Bond, making him the first black actor to portray the famed special agent, with his Prometheus co-star Michael Fassbender coming in second favourite.
Skyfall Bond-girl Naomie Harris is believed to be the one to have started the rumour mills spinning when she claimed to the Huffington Post that Elba was being lined up to become the next 007. She told the online paper: "I didn't realise that there was this talk and then I did a film with Idris and he said that he met Barbara Broccoli and that it does seem like there is a possibility in the future that there could very well be a black James Bond."
As well as Elba and Fassbender, fellow The Wire star Dominic West is also being tipped as the dark horse to take on the role after Craig by bookies, whilst Damien Lewis could also be another first for Bond if he is picked - the first red-headed Bond.