Rumors of Idris Elba as James Bond prompts racist outrage

Rumors of Idris Elba as James Bond prompts racist outrage

While the future of Bond is uncertain, the next film in the franchise will be the anticipated Bond 25, which will also be Daniel Craig's final film in the vaunted role. "Idris has that." Fuqua is known for his legendary work on Training Day, The Equalizer, The Magnificent Seven, and Southpaw.

Well.it looks like Idris Elba won't be playing the super spy James Bond anytime soon. Fuqua was promoting a new sound app in London, and revealed to the Daily Star that he had spoken to Bond series producer Barbara Broccoli about the possibility of the next 007 being played by a non-white actor.

She said that it "will happen eventually", and that Elba was in pole-position to take the mantle of Bond.

The conversation was said to have included Elba, saying the film needed "a guy with a physically strong presence".

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"Idris could do it if he was in shape", the director teased. Actor Pierce Brosnan told the Radio Times back in 2015 he thought Elba would make a good Bond.

In 2014, Elba addressed rumors that he was in line to take over the role after Daniel Craig, and joked on Twitter, "Isn't 007 supposed to handsome? He would not be lucky to play Bond, the studio would be lucky to have him do it", wrote The Trevor Project's Calvin Stowell. "Happy New year people". He had told Variety, "I think Idris Elba should be the next James Bond. Idris has that", the director added. That's the part that I'm like, 'Ugh, come on.' Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?

He said to Vanity Fair: "It could be a woman - could be a black woman, could be a white woman".

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