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Could Idris Elba be the next James Bond?


Posted by: Lance Liebl

Skyfall is about to release, and we're already discussing who the next Bond will be. Daniel Craig is signed on to do two more Bond films after Skyfall, and yet we're already trying to figure out who the next James Bond will be. The name who keeps popping up everywhere is Idris Elba — who's been in Prometheus, Thor, and 28 Weeks Later. According to Totalfilm, Skyfall star Naomie Harris revealed that Elba has already met with producer Barbara Broccoli.

Harris said, "I didn't realize that there was this talk and then I did a film with Idris and he said he met Barbara Broccoli and that it does seem like there is a possibility in the future that there could very well be a black James Bond."

Idris Elba is British, so he fits the bill that way. In all honesty he's a great actor and I'm sure he'd change Bond and make him his own. For now, Daniel Craig has a couple of more James Bond films to go. The thing is, once you go black...

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Tags: Skyfall, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Idris Elba

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