According to the reports British actor Idris Elba is being eyed to take over as the new James Bond, as Daniel Craig will be retiring playing the iconic spy.
Craig is set to play James Bond at least one more time in Bond 25, which will begin production later this year under the direction of Danny Boyle. It was last year in August when Daniel Craig revealed that he would return to the iconic role one last time. He has previously played iconic James Bond four times in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre.
According to various reports in British media, producer Barbara Broccoli has hinted the door is open for a black Agent 007 in the future. There is a mix reaction on social media over this news bit!
James Bond Producers said to be seriously considering Idris Elba to replace Daniel Craig as Bond… Amen! Just because our society was crafted around an imbalance does not mean we continue consciously and unconsciously contributing to said imbalance generation after generation…
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) August 9, 2018
Elba’s best work include Stringer Bell on HBO’s The Wire, BBC’s Luther, and Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has recently voiced Sher Khan in Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book. While the latest Bond film is scheduled to reach UK cinemas on October 25, 2019.