Although just a rumor at this point, actor Idris Elba, best known for his time on The Wired, told NPR that he would consider taking the role if approached; only he wouldn’t like to be called “the first black James Bond”.
“It’s a very old rumor. My dad and I were talking about this the other day. I would do it, but I don’t want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I ‘m saying? Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond”, he said.
Although he does have a point, he has to remember the uproar when Craig was first chosen as 007, he was indeed called “the blue-eyed James Bond” and “the blond James Bond”.
It was Daniel Craig himself who first thought it would be a good idea to cast someone from a different race back when Barack Obama won the Presidential Election of the United States in 2008.
Elba, a two-time Emmy nominee for his guest appearance on The Big C and his role in Luther, will be next seen on the “Prometheus”, a Ridley Scott film starring Charlize Theron.