With Daniel Craig’s last flip as James Bond lastly in theaters around the globe, consideration will quickly flip to who the subsequent James Bond will probably be (after folks recover from that wild ending). Whereas there are lots of potential candidates, one identify that has continued to be on the prime of the listing is Idris Elba. Though he admits he’d nonetheless like to do the position, he is also severely downplaying the concept he’ll be the subsequent Bond.
In a latest interview with ITV, Idris Elba was requested, for what I imagine was the ten,000th time, if he can be the subsequent James Bond. Elba clearly liked the straightforward indisputable fact that he’s a part of the dialog, because it signifies that the position has moved previous race, however when pressed, he made a reasonably unequivocal assertion…
This assertion is probably going as a consequence of quite a few rumors which have continued over the previous couple of months and even years, which have indicated that not solely has Idris Elba been into account as the brand new James Bond, however that he’s had talks concerning the position, or possibly even already been given it.
There are causes far past race why Idris Elba could be an extended shot as the subsequent James Bond. He’s solely 4 years youthful than Daniel Craig is true now, and it might appear seemingly the subsequent Bond can be youthful. Nonetheless, odds makers have stored Elba excessive on the listing of potentials. They appear to suppose he’s received an actual shot.
Technically, he was requested right here if he would be James Bond, if the deal was executed, and so what Elba is saying is that there isn’t a deal. He’s by no means saying he doesn’t need the job, as a result of when he was requested if he can be James Bond if the position was supplied, he gave an equally clear reply, saying…
In line with what the powers behind James Bond have stated, the seek for a brand new Bond gained’t even start till someday in 2022, so technically Idris Elba nonetheless has a shot, as a result of no choices have apparently been made.
However the actor’s bigger level is one price making. With followers suggesting names like Idris Elba or Henry Golding as potential future Bonds, it’s clear that few folks really feel the position must be performed by a white man. The easy indisputable fact that the dialog is even taking place is an indication of progress. There’s a good likelihood that an individual of colour may find yourself as the brand new James Bond and even when that particular person isn’t Idris Elba, it seems like he can be thrilled to look at that film.