With the release of Spectre, the most recent James Bond film, rumors have been circulating about who might play the world’s most famous spy when Daniel Craig decides to move on with his career.
My vote is for Idris Elba and this is why.
- If one of the requirements to play James Bond is to be easy on the eyes, Idris Elba has it in spades.
- Bond is more than a bed hopping spy with saucy one liners who with little trouble, can defeat his latest nemesis. The more recent Bond films have shown him to be a man who is dealing with internal turmoil. Considering Elba’s work in Luther, I don’t think he will have a problem playing that internal drama.
3. It’s about time to see Bond played by an actor of color.