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Idris Elba Says 'James Bond' Rumors Are 'The Wildest In The World'

Idris Elba Says 'James Bond' Rumors Are 'The Wildest In The World'

Idris Elba is all smiles while posing for photographs at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego during his interview at SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Show as part of 2016 Comic-Con on Thursday (July 21) in San Diego, Calif.

That same morning, the 43-year-old actor made an appearance on Good Morning America to promote Star Trek Beyond and talk about all those James Bond rumors.

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“It is the wildest rumor in the world,” Idris told Michael Strahan. “If it were to happen it would be the will of the nation because there’s been no talks with me and studios about any of that. Everywhere I go people want that to happen but if I’m really honest man, I think I’m too old for that.”


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  • John Dow

    Those rumors are gone. Forget about them.

  • Gina

    These words apply to Tom Hiddleton, not Idris just yet.

  • Domino

    I believe they apply to both. Plus until it is announced, Craig is still Bond.

  • Gina

    Nah, I disagree. I think Idris still has a shot. Craig has expressly stated he’s done with Bond, hence the speculation of a new Bond.

  • Domino

    Actually he hasn’t, not officially. Unless you believe the rumors from the Daily Fail. And if you’re talking about his “slashing his wrists” comments he’s explained it and said he would love to do another Bond. Plus if you know anything about the franchise, you know Idris doesn’t stand a chance. Same with Tom.

    Chances are, there will be another Bond with Daniel Craig, maybe two. It’s his call, and Barbara Broccoli, who happens to be great friends with him. People seriously need to do research about the franchise before you believe gossip.

    gos·sip
    ˈɡäsəp/
    noun
    1. casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.

  • Gina

    Honey, I don’t need the definition of gossip; you wasted your time with that one. But since you seem to be the self-proclaimed expert on Bond, please tell me why Idris doesn’t stand a chance (I already know why Tom doesn’t stand a chance; it’s because he’s corny as hell and not mysterious enough, especially not anymore).

  • Domino

    He’s already an actor with a recognizable name. Barbara likes to go with actors who, although they have been working and have their merits, aren’t well known to the public, like Daniel was when he was chosen for the role. Same with the Bond girls. Hence why Tom has an even smaller chance with his suddenly becoming famous because of who he’s dating. That is why most actors people list to be the next Bond are most likely never going to chosen. Who knows who Barbara AND Daniel will pick next, but I know Barbara has spoken of two more projects, most likely with Christoph Waltz, and of course, Daniel Craig.

    P.S. I’m sorry I came off as condescending.

  • Gina

    I appreciate the apology.

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  • Sprite

    Bond is a N-fiction roughly 40′s type spy, inspector and investigator.

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