The name of Idris Elba to succeed Daniel Craig in the James Bond costume has been circulating for several years. The producers of the saga have indicated that this hypothesis has been the subject of discussions.
According to The New York Post, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson indeed returned to the cast of the franchise in an interview with Deadline. They confirmed that the name of the 49-year-old actor had indeed been mentioned to camp the most famous of British spies.
“We know Idris – I’m friends with him and he’s a magnificent actor,” said Barbara Broccoli. And to clarify: “You know, it’s part of the discussion, but it’s always difficult to talk about it when you have someone in the seat”, thus evoking actor Daniel Craig, who has taken on the role for fifteen now. year. Since “Casino Royal” in 2006, he is indeed the face of James Bond, a character he has portrayed five times and who he endorsed for the last time last year in “To die can wait”, announcing to hang up the suit.
No decision made before “Die shortly wait”
No question therefore of evoking a successor to Daniel Craig as long as the actor, now 53 years old, camped on the screen agent 007. This is what Barbara Broccoli pointed out. “I think we’ve decided that until ‘No Time to Die’ has kind of had its run and Daniel has been able to (…) reap the benefits of his wonderful tenure, we won’t let’s not think of or talk about anybody else, actors to play the part or storylines or anything. We just want to live in the moment,” she said.
While the film was released last October, more than a year after the scheduled date due to the health crisis, a new stage could then begin with, who knows, Idris Elba, in the title role? Something to revive speculation.