Idris Elba to Replace Daniel Craig as James Bond?

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Daniel Craig’s already signed up for two more Bond films, though that hasn’t stopped Bond fanatics pondering who might eventually replace the gruff English gent when he eventually grows tired of being 007. A bit of digging around by The Huffington Post reveals that one such actor mooted for a possible Bond role has been Idris Elba, star of The Wire and Prometheus.

The news of Elba’s possible future involvement was slipped out by Skyfall star Naomie Harris, who said “I didn’t realize that there was this talk and then I did a film with Idris [Elba] and he said that he met Barbara Broccoli [James Bond producer],” Harris explained, “It does seem like a possibility in the future that there could very well be a black James Bond.” It’d certainly be a heck of a change in direction for the Bond character, but one that would work as Elba’s brasher personality would be a fresh change unexplored over previous films.

And who might replace Sam Mendes? There’ve been discussions apparently about the possibility of Christopher Nolan possibly getting involved in the future. Gregg Wilson, associate producer of Skyfall had this to say on the matter: “We would of course be interested to have a discussion with him. We would like to do the same type of movie. It would be a dream to be with Nolan. But we always have an open mind when it comes to directors.”


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