Is Idris Elba finally going to be announced as the next James Bond?
The rumours have endured for nearly a decade, but it looks like Idris Elba could finally be getting his shot at 007.
“Director Antoine Fuqua revealed the details of a conversation with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, in which she said "it is time" for a non-white actor to take on the iconic role.
“Fuqua discussed who might be next in the running with Broccoli, who's certain the progressive move "will happen eventually", with Idris Elba a reported frontrunner for the role."
Former Sony honcho Amy Pascal backed Elba for the role in 2014 in a leaked email, but the British actor has always shied away from discussing the prospect, and even suggested that a woman should replace Daniel Craig this year.
“Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male? Could be a woman, could be a black woman, could be a white woman, but I think, that character, everybody would like to see it have—do something different with it, why not?”