The idea of a black James Bond is one that’s often thrown around and joked about. I’ll bet none of you thought it would ever be a reality, right?
If so, then you’re in for a shock, because apparently, we could be getting a black James Bond pretty soon, and it is none other than the yummy Idris Elba.
Naomi Harris who stars as one of the Bond girls in the newest movie, Skyfall, has said Idris has been in talks with producers about taking over the role from Daniel Craig.
She told the Huffington Post
I didn’t realize 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.
And I would have to vote for Idris because I just finished working with him and he’s a great guy.
On the subject, Idris himself has said:
I just don’t want to be the black James Bond. Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond, and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond, so if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond.
Idris would definitely be my first choice also (I mean just look how suave he looks in that Tuxedo!), and I’d be first in line at the cinema if he did ever get the role, so fingers crossed.
If they need someone to go down to the movie studio with placards etc to make sure this happens, I’m on it!