We all wanted it, we all dreamt of it, and now it seems that Idris Elba is officially being considered as the next James Bond. We have all the Idris 007 news below.
Yo. Get this: Daniel Craig did James Bond for 15 years! Holy crap. Like... it's been that long? Seriously? I don't know if that's shocking to you, but that fact just blew me away, and it also brings to mind his age: Daniel Craig is 53, and now the James Bond producers are officially considering 49-year-old Idris Elba as James Bond. White-bearded Idris playing 007 at 60? Yes, please. But let's unwrap this one step-by-step:
James Bond Producer Confirms Idris Elba Could Be 007
Well, we know Idris, we're friends with him, and he's a magnificent actor. And, you know, it's been part of the conversation, but it's always difficult to have the conversation when you have someone in the seat.
There. There's your quote right off the bat. Now, it seems that, with Daniel Craig officially gone, they're really only starting to look into who might be the next James Bond now. Many names have been considered, like Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, and Henry Cavill. Obviously, Idris Elba stands out from the crowd, due to the fact that he'd be the first black James Bond.
- While we're on the subject: Here's what Daniel Craig thinks about a female James Bond
For now, though, all we have is the producer's quote above, which just helps Idris' case. Personally, I'd love a black James Bond, because... well, Black Panther did wonders for black folks, black rep, and especially black kids all around the world: It gave 'black' a new meaning, one that wasn't attached to crime or poverty. Or rather, it gave black a new meaning on an international blockbuster scale. A black James Bond would easily be the highest-profile black-led blockbuster ever, and the impact it could have on an entire ethnic group and its perception can't be understated.