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.
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I think 5 years ago he would have been a solid choice. But he is now 43 years old, so at earliest he would be 45/46 when the next bond comes out. And since most actors have to sign for 4 Bond movies, he would become a really old Bond. And since shooting these movies is very physically demanding I am not too sure anymore.
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I see your point. But Matt Damon is about the same age and continues to play Jason Bourne. Only time will tell.