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Idris Elba Will Play James Bond If It's 'The Will of the Nation'

Idris Elba Will Play James Bond If It's 'The Will of the Nation'

Idris Elba steps out of BBC Studios after promoting his new movie The Jungle Book on Wednesday (March 23) in London, England.

One question that the 43-year-old actor can’t seem to escape is if he will be playing the role of James Bond in the franchise’s upcoming movie.

“It’s all rumor-ville… I’m not speaking to the James Bond people, and they’re not speaking to me,” Idris told Hello. “If human beings want to know if there’s any connectivity between all of us, the one thing I’ve heard around the world universally is, ‘You’ll be great as James Bond.’”

“So if it was to happen, there you go – the will of the nation,” Idris added.

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  • Arx

    Never-mind his skin colour… he’s too old to play James Bond. I don’t wanna see some middle aged guy play James Bond.

  • Ariana

    I agree he is too old. And I am okay with a black bond but not Idris. I don’t get the fuss over his looks and acting.

  • Amber

    Daniel Craig isn’t young, and Idris looks a hell of a lot better!

  • Amber

    Daniel Craig isn’t young, and Idris looks a hell of a lot better!

  • Amber

    Daniel Craig isn’t young, and Idris looks a hell of a lot better!

  • Gina

    Daniel Craig is 5 years older than Idris, so you’re gonna have to come up with a better reason than that.

  • Conte435

    Daniel Craig was 36 when he was picked .

  • Ariana

    Daniel Craig was 36 years old when he was chosen. Idirs is a 43 year old guy. He is too old for Bond.

  • Crystal Nichols


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  • Arx

    I also think Daniel is too old. I think thats why they’re looking for a replacement…

  • Gina

    Alright. Agree to disagree, I guess.

  • Gina

    Well I don’t think he’s too old at all.

  • Arx

    Yup, nothing wrong with that. Btw I’m a fan of Idris. His BBC show Luther is really good!

  • Gina

    Now that I can agree with. Lol.

  • benfbeckmaN

    I’m still not sold on him as Bond. It’s not his skin colour, that shit shoulnd’t matter. (Although it seems to be the same issue as with many comic book characters, such as Human Torch) He is a bit old, considering Craig was 36 when he was picked. Also he is balding, and Bond is really a fancy looking guy. This guy is too rugged.

  • Sassypants

    I agree, not to mention he cleans up well and looks fantastic in a tuxedo. People judging based on how he dressed in his own time, one particular role or his skin color are ridiculous to me. The age thing is a new one though and I think he can easily look like he’s in his 30s if they got rid of the grey in his beard. Not to say grey is a sign of age only, I started getting greys in my 20s thanks to my lovely mother-in-law…

  • Amber

    So? Age aint nothing but a number! Look at Halle Berry, she is damn near 50 and still in her prime!

  • Amber

    No, they’re looking for a replacement because Daniel Craig signed a contract to film five Bond installments. He is only contracted to shoot one more, and after completing the filming for Spectre he wasn’t very enthused about filming another one, at all.

  • Amber

    I was just going to mention Luther!

  • Arx

    Im addicted to that show right now.

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