The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now the biggest movie franchise in Hollywood, and every actor wants to work with MCU. From newbies like Michael B Jordon or Letitia Wright to big Hollywood legends like Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, and others, everyone wants their names to be attached to the MCU in some way or the other. But since there are so many characters in the MCU, some big actors end up being underused. One big example of that has been Idris Elba who has played Marvel’s Heimdall all these years. New Rumour suggests him to actually be the Next James Bond.
Daniel Craig has done a remarkable job for the last 4 movies in the 007 franchise and he will be appearing as our favorite spy for one final time in next year’s Bond 25. It took a lot of convincing for Craig to be on board for a 5th outing as James Bond, so bringing him back for another James Bond movie would be next to impossible. This is why Sony would be looking at a new actor to play 007 from here on.
According to a new report from Independent.co.uk, The Equalizer II director Antonine Fuqua has claimed that the producer of James Bond series Barbara Broccoli is now on a quest to find the first Black Bond. Fuqua mentioned the fact that Broccoli disclosed to him “it is time” for a change in the Bond franchise, and now we could be seeing a more diverse Bond after the character has been played by Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. He did say that a diverse Bond “will happen eventually.”
Here’s what Fuqua had to say about Idris Elba as 007:
“Idris could do it if he was in shape. You need a guy with physically strong presence. Idris has that.”
Broccoli mentioned last time in December that Anything is possible:
“These films tend to reflect the times so we always try to push the envelope a little bit. Anything is possible. Right now it’s Daniel Craig, and I’m very happy with Daniel Craig, but who knows what the future will bring?”
Idris Elba, on the other hand, has a totally opposite opinion upon this even though he has been “in the running” for this role for quite a while. Elba is currently 45 and he would be a pretty old James Bond if he were to sign up for the role. 2 years ago, Elba spoke to Good Morning America about the same rumor which began back then as he said:
“If I’m really honest, man, I think I’m too old for that. I’d be running around in cars and ladies and martinis — who wants to do that? It sounds terrible!”
He even mentioned the fact to ‘PEOPLE’ this year saying that it would be really interesting to see a female Bond for a change as he said:
“It could be a black woman, it could be a white woman, do something different.”
This will be Craig’s final appearance as the beloved spy and he surely wants to end his time as James Bond on a high note, and he even told The Late Show With Stephen Colbert the very same thing in 2017 as he said:
“I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note. I can’t wait.”
For now, the Superman from Worlds of DC has explicitly expressed his interest in playing the role. He has already played a Spy in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and also played a secret Agent in the currently running Mission: Impossible – Fallout, so he does fit into this particular persona and many fans also agree to that.
Cavill talked to Yahoo movies about being the next Bond and he mentioned that he would be totally in for the role as he said:
“I think Bond would be a really fun role. It’s British, it’s cool. I think now that I have my Mission: Impossible badge we can do real stunts and really amp it up as well. Not to say they weren’t doing real stunts — I’m just saying it would be fun for me to actually take what I’ve learnt on this and carry it through to a movie like Bond. I’d love to play a Brit — I don’t get to play a Brit very often. So yes, I would love the opportunity and if they were to ask, I would say yes.”
Bond 25 will hit the theatres on November 8, 2019.