According to the producer of James Bond, Idris Elba was “part of the conversation” about who will be the new agent of 007 and thus will succeed Daniel Craig.
In a new interview with Deadline Podcast, producer Barbara Broccoli responded to various rumors that Idris Elba will be the next 007.
– Well, we know Idris, we hang out with him, and he is a great actor. And, you know, that was part of the conversation, ‘said Barba Broccoli, adding that she would definitely consider the new Jay-Bond when the new Agent 007 movie ceases to be relevant.
Barbara Broccoli has previously said that James Bond should remain a man.
– I think it will be a man because I think a woman should not play James Bond. I believe in making new characters for women, not just women playing male roles. I don’t think there are big enough roles for women and it is very important for me to make films made for women. (Bond) should be British, so a Briton can be anyone (ethnicity or race) – Barbara Broccoli once said.
Last year, Idris Elba talked about the next Bond movie, but about the role of a villain, writes NME.