Sadly, Idris Elba Will Not Be the Next James Bond – Rolling Stone

” How remarkable would it be to have a Black James Bond? Its a sign of the times when we can stop speaking about black, white, and color.”.

Bridgertons Regé-Jean Page is one prospective casting option who could make that a truth, with the Londoner joining Tom Hardy and James Norton among the early favorites with the bookies.

With Daniel Craig having bowed out after a fifth and last turn as Ian Flemings suave spy with No Time to Die, speculation is already rife concerning who will step into the tuxedo next.

Idris Elba is out of the running to become the next James Bond.

Speaking With ITV London Wednesday night on the red carpet at the opening gala of this years London Film Festival at the BFI Southbank, the Luther star said: “No, Im not going to be James Bond.”

Elba, meanwhile, is lining up a voice function as Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for 2022, as well as a look along with Tilda Swinton in Three Thousand Years of Longing, the newest movie from Mad Max mastermind George Miller.

Craig, meanwhile, has hung up his Walther PPK on a high, with No Time to Die millions over its opening weekend– the highest ever in the U.K. for a 007 film.

When pressed on whether he d like to take the part on one day in the future, he responded: “Who wouldnt?”.

And Elba, whos been linked with the role for many years, has actually relatively ruled out tossing his hat into the ring– at least in the meantime.

Elba was going to the world best of his brand-new movie The Harder They Fall, a Jay-Z-produced Western with an all-black cast, and responded enthusiastically to the idea of a first-ever non-white Bond.

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