James Bond makers give nod to Idris Elba as next 007 agent; State ‘He doesn’t need to be a white man’

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli finally addressed rumours, sharing details on who will be replacing Daniel Craig as the new 007 agent. Scroll down to see what she said.
James Bond makers give nod to Idris Elba as next 007 agentJames Bond makers give nod to Idris Elba as next 007 agent; State ‘He doesn’t need to be a white man’
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James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli recently spoke out about her thoughts on the new 007 agent in an interview with Total Film. And gave details about the search for the next Bond, amid many unconfirmed reports about who’s set to play the titular role after the release of No Time to Die in 2021.

 

“I always say: you can only be in love with one person at a time. Once the film’s come out, then some time will pass, and then we’ll have to get on to the business of the future. But for now, we just cannot think about anything beyond Daniel [Craig],” said Barbara.

 

“It will have to be reimagined, in the way each actor has reimagined the role. That’s what is so exciting and fun about this franchise; the character evolves. Eventually, when we have to think about it, we’ll find the right person,” she continued. As for the “right person”, they aren’t restricting themselves to the traditional actors of the franchise’s past.

 

“He doesn’t need to be a white man. Not as far as I’m concerned,” she said. She also hasn’t changed her stance on casting a woman as Bond, despite speculation that Lashana Lynch will inherit the role in No Time To Die. “We should create roles for women, not just turn a man into a woman,” she added.

 

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Anonymous 6 days ago

He works for the agency black or white 2021

Anonymous 6 days ago

She didn't mention Idris Elba.

Anonymous 7 days ago

Amazing how it's acceptable for white actors to play every character from Native Americans to Chinese to Egyptians but it's not acceptable for a Black actor to portray a fictional character. White privilege at it's worse!

Anonymous 7 days ago

Why not Chinese James Bond. Can make big bucks in China.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Wow, sure is sad to see people would not watch a fictional character's movie because of the race of the fictional character. Subtle rascism is still rascism. You can argue not watching something because you don't like the actors skills but not watching because of his color, that's pretty ignorant. Bond is a spy series, 007 is just his number like there are 006's too. If James Bond was to die in one of his movies someone else would become spy 007. There are black British spies too, I'm sure.

Anonymous 1 week ago

James Bond is a European white guy that’s it that’s all .

Anonymous 1 week ago

James Bond is White agent period don’t Chang it with a Black agent it will never work

Anonymous 1 week ago

No they're not, they're just color blind casting to make controversy, sure he's British, but he does not fit James Bond. Perhaps a Double-00 like Lashana Lynch only it can't be 007.

Anonymous 1 week ago

My husband has all the James Bond films and I have enjoyed watching all of them. I will say I am not racist. With that being said James Bond has always been white and should remain white... It just wouldn't be the same! My husband and I wouldn't watch or collect the films anymore if that changes.

Anonymous 1 week ago

This is woke bs! No Time To Die will be the last bond film I will be seeing if Idris Elba or any other Black Actor gets the Role. No offense, I like him but James Bond is a WHITE BRITISH Guy. You can't change that !!!!

Anonymous 1 week ago

I'm sure there are black British spies as well. James Bond is not real folks.

Anonymous 1 week ago

They should do spinoffs of the series with new agents i mean why do they have to have 007. They can have 005 a black agent 009 a female agent. Create your own agents and try that. 007 is and will always be a White guy in my opinion

Anonymous 1 week ago

No doubt the producers have been "woke" so I do anticipate a black actor as Bond. There is an unwritten tenet in writing and in making films----know your audience. The producers, should they cast a black actor as Bond, will appear to have forgotten this tenet. And they should not be surprised to witness the end of the Bond franchise should they go down this rabbit hole.

Anonymous 1 week ago

People should consider Hritik Roshan - Indian Actor.. He is handsome for sure.. Bond franchise will automatically get 120 cr. Indians viwership..

Anonymous 1 week ago

Stfu

Anonymous 1 week ago

this guy is very good looking irrespective of white black. I personally think chris pratt would make a hot James Bond

Anonymous 1 week ago

Good. Idris can handle it. Besides, I love seeing racists loose their collective minds.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Idris is too old. It's not racist to say a man is too old to play a part. Get a grip. Plus you have to understand that Bond was made for a conservative English audience. All the Social Justice nonsense needs to stop. Men are so weak these days.

Anonymous 1 week ago

What is so wrong Idris playing bond? The world is filled with many shades and colours of people. Time bond has culture that can relate to the world today. I see too many racist comments and thoughts about Bond possibly becoming a person of colour. Idris is perfect as he is a universal actor who all can relate too plus no man has more charm, good looks, intelligence and swagger then a brother out here. Say no more

Anonymous 1 week ago

Been a Bond fan since the 60's, that decision would remove me from the the fan side. Hope you rethink that.

Anonymous 1 week ago

I'm Baby boomer so for me I would love to see the new Bond in the mode of Sean Connery, Tom Huddleston seems to be a perfect fit I think idris would be great but sad say to many whites don't want to see a black man in this role .last thought on Bond I hope he will be a Virgo Sean Connery was and George lasenbee both were great Bonds their natural sauve style help make the Bond series

Anonymous 1 week ago

It no longer matters what Fleming or Broccoli desire, or even the majority of fans but rather what Social Justice Warriors desire. Younger generations have already been brainwashed to expect/desire anything other than a white man. Interesting to see how it’ll play out at the box office.

Anonymous 1 week ago

However good idris is, i think Tom Hardy would be the perfect person to play bond. Sometimes being conservative is not wrong. James bond is a white spy in his 40s, and it has to played by a white guy (not necessarily in his 40s though 'cause age is afterall just a number).

Anonymous 1 week ago

Tom Hardy is the perfect pick. He is British, deadly in a fight, charming, intelligent, sexy, looks. Great I’m a suit and in workout gear. His tattoos, vulnerable side, love of animals, and sympathy for gays and women in real life make him the modern James Bond.

Anonymous 1 week ago

This is one of the few good news this year

Anonymous 1 week ago

Guess I better enjoy my final Bond. Idris is too old. Tom Hiddleston or Michael Fassbender would be better options. So disappointed. What the hell was Broccoli thinking?

Anonymous 1 week ago

I will NEVER watch another Bond movie if a black man or a woman gets the role!

Anonymous 1 week ago

Oh noooooo!

Anonymous 1 week ago

Same here

Anonymous 1 week ago

Good. One less unenlightened

Anonymous 1 week ago

It does not matter. You can simply do something else, help others or fight for those who cannot. Volunteer in some capacity. it is not that important. It is a movie and not real life. JB is so lucky! Calm down and be positive and light-hearted. They can and will make more James Bond movies forever and any person can be molded for the role. Let's be happy and kind. I love the action, Suits, watches, cars and gadgets. It is fun and a movie. The goal is to bring on a cinematic event that will bring in funds for their efforts. It is the job to continue this series. No worries if you do not see this movie. There are many who will not. It will not matter if you pass. Just enjoy another movie. Just be kind with words and help our society heal and be safe.

Anonymous 1 week ago

If you don't like Idris as james bond, don't look at it. Plain and simple.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Agreed!! Idris Elba is handsome and sexy, I don’t care how old he is! (I never thought Daniel Craig was a good fit for Bond. I find Mr Craig neither handsome nor sexy and fyi I am white)

Anonymous 1 week ago

Agreed!! Idris Elba is handsome and sexy, I don’t care how old he is! (I never thought Daniel Craig was a good fit for Bond. I find Mr Craig neither handsome nor sexy and fyi I am white)

Anonymous 1 week ago

He e is too old for the role. Daniel Craig who is 52 now started as James Bond in 2006, 14 years ago. He was 35-36 when filming started. He looked young and fitted to our mental image of James Bond. Then we became used to see him as Bond and him getting old never crossed our minds. But Idris Elba at 49 starting as Bond doesn't work out. Skin color shouldn't matter but for decades we are used to see Bond as a white guy. Irrespective of how good Elba looks in that role, it is hard to imagine him as Bond and many people may not like the change. It is high risk and don't know if change for change sake is worth.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Agreed

Anonymous 1 week ago

I love Idris Elba but I actually agree age is the factor and being a fan of the original books changing his gender or race is unnecessary.

Anonymous 1 week ago

What a piece of balooney! Fleming has clearly mentioned the physical description of Bond in his novels. Tell me, will you have a white man as Black Panther, than why alter Bond? Why was there such a hue and cry when Tilda Swinton played 'the ancient one', same logic should have been applied to her as well. My take is to create authentic and new characters rather than this cosmetic appeal of equality. Stop this selected tokenism!!!

Anonymous 1 week ago

Your argument is ridiculous. If James Bond character was call the White James Bond or Caucasian Bond then you might have a bit of a point. Anyone can be James Bond if I'm writing a story.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Here we go!!! Each “Bond” has brought his own enigma to the role and he is an excellent actor. Black or white, I say welcome to the Bond universe.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Director became WOKE. They will only destroy the Bond series.

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