Idris Elba Is Being Considered for James Bond as Producer Says ‘It Is Time’ for Diversity

Elba. Idris Elba.

Director Antoine Fuqua said he talked to James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli about who could potentially take over the role of 007 after Daniel Craig turns in his badge — and nominated 45-year-old Elba.

According to Fuqua, Broccoli said “it is time” a diverse actor takes on the role if Craig, 50, retires as James Bond in the next film. Fuqua told The Daily Star that Broccoli believes casting an ethnic minority actor in place of Craig “will happen eventually.”

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By: People.com - Friday, 10 August

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