Idris Elba As The New James Bond?

With Daniel Craig set to turn in his license to kill after the next installment of the long-running spy saga, the speculation has already started on a potential successor.

Enter actor Idris Elba who tells The Guardian that he wouldn’t mind playing filmdom’s most famous secret agent.

Here’s the nut graf:

Elba has been touted as a prime candidate to become the first black 007, but the actor said he was not interested in that definition during an interview on the US’s National Public Radio.
“I’d definitely consider it,” he told host Linda Wertheimer. “I just don’t want to be the black James Bond. Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond, and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond; so if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond.”

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