When we talk about James Bond, we think about a lot of new names that have been coming up in recent memory about who will fill the classy shoes of agent 007. There have been many names thrown out and about, but one name seems to fit the bill more than anyone on the list.
Enter Idris Elba. For years, the now 50-year-old actor has been tipped as one of the most likely to take over the mantle of 007, even though in 2021 Elba admitted he’s probably not going to be the next Bond.
According to Slash Films – Directors have been silent about who really will be the next 007, but it just feels natural for Idris to take the spot and it should happen, but as of now – no one is opening up about who it could even possibly be. For now, Idris, as stated above, doesn’t believe that it will be him. At least, if it is him, he either doesn’t know about it or wants to also keep it quiet.
Elba has returned to one of his best roles with the new Netflix movie “Luther: The Fallen Sun.” Andy Serkis stars along with Idris in the movie and Andy is sure that Idris has no need to even start in the James Bond franchise.
Serkis said: “Luther is such a complex, deep character. In a way I actually think he’s more perfect for Idris than Bond.”
It seems that, in any regard, Idris will be just fine going in any direction.