Idris Elba Confirms He Will Not Play James Bond

Beloved British actor Idris Elba has taken himself out of the operating to play James Bond within the subsequent movie to observe Daniel Craig’s long term. The actor mentioned on the World Government Summit in Dubai this week that he’s extra inquisitive about taking part in and selling his Luther character.

“You know, a lot of people talk about another character that begins with ‘J’ and ends with ‘B,’ but I’m not going to be that guy. I’m going to be John Luther. That’s who I am,” Elba mentioned, as reported by The Associated Press.

Elba returns to play Luther once more within the new film, The Fallen Sun, which releases on Netflix on February 24. “It’s very dark,” Elba mentioned of the TV present. “We’ve been working on the television show for about 10 years and so the natural ambition is to take it to the big screen, and so we’re here with the first movie.”

For a very long time, followers have recommended enthusiastically that Elba may very well be the following James Bond. Even the longtime producers of the sequence mentioned they like Elba.

Craig performed James Bond in 5 movies, ending with 2021’s No Time To Die. The query of who will play Bond subsequent is one thing film followers need the reply to, however we nonetheless do not know.

Producer Barbara Broccoli mentioned the following James Bond film can be a “reinvention” of the character, and it may take a while to search out the correct particular person. “It’s about a reinvention, and, ‘Where are we taking it? What do we want to do with the character?'” she mentioned. “And then, once we figure that out, who’s the right person for that particular reinvention?”

Whoever will get the function might want to signal on for quite a few movies over a decade, Broccoli mentioned.

“The thing is, it’s going to be a couple of years off,” she mentioned. “And when we cast Bond, it’s a 10-, 12-year commitment. So he’s probably thinking, ‘Do I really want that thing?’ Not everybody wants to do that. It was hard enough getting [Daniel Craig to do it].”

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