New Delhi: Shortly after the release of No Time To Die, news came out that actor Daniel Craig will no longer be essaying with the James Bond franchise. This created a massive buzz among the fans who began speculating about who will be the join the coveted club of being 007.
Recently, James Bond franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson dished about Daniel Craig’s final outing as the MI6 agent and gave a bit of insight into who could potentially succeed him in future installments and hinted at Idris Elba stepping into the ‘tuxedo’.
As per Deadline, during an appearance on the Crew Call podcast this week, Broccoli and Wilson were asked if they would have any discussions with Idris about taking on the role, amid a massive push from the fanbase to get the Luther actor in Bond’s iconic tuxedo.
To this, Broccoli replied she actually knows Idris personally, adding they are good friends. She went on to say that Idris has certainly been part of the conversation as someone who could possibly carry on the legacy.
She further spoke about how they are not planning to rush in order to get the new actor to play 007 and further stated that they have decided that until No Time to Die has had its run and they have been able to reap the benefits of Daniel’s wonderful tenure, they were not going to talk about anybody else.
“I think we have decided that until No Time to Die has had its run and Daniel has been able to, well, we’ve all been able to savour, reap the benefits of Daniel’s wonderful tenure, we’re not gonna think about, or talk about anybody else,” she added.
She also mentioned that they aren’t even seriously considering names for who will be tapped in next, as of now.
Idris, who stars in the crime drama Luther, is often tipped as one of the leading candidates to take over the Bond’s iconic role.
The 49-year-old has appeared in several Hollywood movies including Concrete Cowboy, Pacific Rim and Thor: Ragnarok.
For the unversed, if Idris lands the part he will become the seventh actor to play Bond as part of the franchise – following in the footsteps of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
Other actors tipped to be the next Bond include Tom Hardy, Richard Madden, and Henry Cavill.
With ANI Inputs.