Idris Elba may be the next ‘James Bond’, but not how fans may expect him to be. Daniel Craig’s last ‘Bond’ endeavour, ‘No Time to Die’, hit the theatres in September this year. Other than being one of the most anticipated movies of the year, it has also become the highest-grossing film of the year worldwide, earning around $733 million.
Many actors are now the frontrunners of who is going to be the next ‘007’, including Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, Richard Madden and Regé-Jean Page. Dwayne Johnson also showed his interest in playing the character. Idris Elba, who was also one of the names on the list, is now making the news as the actor joining the iconic franchise as the villain.
As per one report by The Sun, a source has claimed that Elba has had more than one talk with the people behind the storied franchise. They are reportedly promising the fan-favourite actor a role in the upcoming installment. The report also states that even though the next film is still in the early days of development, the producers seem set on casting the star.
“He won’t be the title character, but they do recognise the amount of pull and respect he commands, and they want to work with him on a completely original character for the next installment,” says the source. Not a lot of information about the next James Bond movie has been revealed. But Idris Elba joining the cast in the next ‘007’ movie has a big possibility.
Meanwhile, Tom Holland, who is next appearing in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, has also expressed his interest in wanting to play the role of Bond. -Collider