James Bond: Door open for Idris Elba to be ‘first black 007’

Idris Elba,James Bond,Daniel Craig

Idris Elba,James Bond,Daniel Craig

Fuqua detailed a conversation he had with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli at the launch of his new business venture, SoundFi, and said Broccoli felt that the time had come for an actor of an ethnic background to play the legendary spy and felt that it was not an "if" but a "when". Bond 25 is being produced by Eon Productions with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson producing.

Elba's name has always been tossed around as an ideal candidate. "The London-born actor, 45, has both the appearance (he's 6'3") and cool charm to pull off the role.

"Idris could do it if he was in shape", Fuqua told the Daily Star. You need a guy with physically strong presence.

Elba is best known for his work as Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire, BBC's Luther, and Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Elba himself has addressed the recurring speculation.

According to reports Idris Elba is reportedly being eyed to take over the roles of James Bond from Daniel Craig.

But Craig, who's played the secret agent since 2005, still has one more film to make.

Bond 25 is scheduled to be released in North Amercian theaters on November 8, 2019, with a United Kingdom release scheduled for October 25, 2019.

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