With Daniel Craig leaving the role of James Bond a possibility after next year’s entry in the long-running franchise, it’s no surprise that there have been countless rumours surrounding who the next 007 will be.
One regular suggestion is that the next Bond won’t be white, and it looks like the franchise’s producers are contemplating the idea.
Antoine Fuqua, who has directed movies such as Training Day and The Equalizer, told the Daily Star that producer Barbara Broccoli shared with him that “it is time” for an actor of colour to play the secret agent.
According to Fuqua, Broccoli believes “it will happen eventually” – so will it be sooner rather than later?
Broccoli did not say much more than that, but Fuqua thinks Idris Elba would do a great job.
“Idris could do it if he was in shape,” he said. “You need a guy with physically strong presence. Idris has that.”
Another (whiter) name that has been circulating is Jason Statham, but the Meg star played the rumours down saying he has not been approached for the role.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout‘s Henry Cavill has also expressed interest in playing Bond in recent weeks.
The currently-untitled James Bond 25 – which may or may not see Dua Lipa recording the theme song – will be hitting US cinemas on November 8, 2019, with a “traditional earlier release” in the UK.
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