It looks like James Bond is reportedly ‘set to be on screen until at least 2037’ as a new deal has just been signed with those on board.
The spy franchise, which first aired in 1962, has allegedly signed with Warner Bros. in a deal which will take the spy to his 75th birthday, according to The Mirror.
This is all great to hear for fans of the franchise, but there is still no news on who will step into the shiny shoes of James Bond. As fans are aware Idris Elba has reportedly ‘walked away from 007 talks.’
It comes as Idris has walked away from ‘years of talks’ with movie bosses to take over the role of James Bond, according to reports.
The star, 49, was the bookies’ favorite to replace Daniel Craig as the super spy, but is keen to pursue other roles – and has even put forward a list of proposed names to producer Barbara Broccoli of actors to play 007.
With Idris being hands on, he did bring up some names to those involved with the ongoing project, the Daily Mail reports. He’s ‘informally’ in the decision-making process as he’s been in talks with producers for so long.’
While at the premiere of his movie The Harder They Fall in 2021, Idris said when asked if he’ll be considered as the next 007 he said: ‘No, I’m not going to be James Bond.’
He also told The Express about the rumors: ‘I’m probably the most famous Bond actor in the world, and I haven’t even played the role.’
Idris then added: ‘Enough is enough. I can’t talk about it anymore.’
We will be sure to continue to wait and watch as Idris makes moves behind the scenes to help push the franchise forward for the creators and for fans of the long loved franchise alike as well.
Credit to Daily Mail