Popular actor Idris Elba recently stated that he considers Luther to be more ‘relatable’ than James Bond. He reprises as DCI John Luther in Luther: The Fallen Sun, the big-screen continuation of the TV series, and hopes the character can take up some of 007’s ‘real estate’.
The gritty new movie, which features Andy Serkis as cyber serial killer David Robey, has so far been panned by critic after its Netlfix release last week.
Idris, who has often been tipped to play Bond, told Magic Radio:
”The Bond series is an incredible staple to the UK and the world right, but Luther could take up some of that real estate.
”It is not about espionage, but it is about how to catch them. I think Luther tends to be a little bit more relatable, you know grounded. You know guys that creep from under your bed… this film has certainly taken it a little more cyber if you like with Andy Serkis’s character.”
Idris thinks the Luther movie has been ‘a long time coming’ and is already planning for the future on the big screen.
The Beasts of No Nation star said:
”Hopefully it is the beginning of the new chapter. Sounds corny, but you know we have gone from television, we have gone as far as we can and now, we have got the world as our stage. Big epic landscapes and you know infinite stories.”
Elba suggested that Luther could come up against multiple villains in the next movie.
”No spoilers but I think it might be more than one.”
Daniel Craig recently retired as 007 last year. It has been noted that the fans have been busy dream casting the role with actors of all types. It has been further noted that the favorites to bag the role include LGBTQ actors like Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, singer Sam Smith, and Thor’s Tessa Thompson. However, Elba is not willing to grab the role of James Bond.