On Friday, the U.K. publication The Daily Star tabloid published an article claiming that director Antoine Fuqua reportedly said Bond series producer Barbara Broccoli thinks “it is time” for a black actor to star in the franchise.
Apparently, the article said, the 45-year-old “Luther” star is in the running to play the titular role if the current actor playing Bond, Daniel Craig, retires the part.
HuffPost reached out to Elba, Fuqua and Broccoli to confirm the report, but none of their camps immediately commented.
Yet, rumor or not, people online seem pretty excited about the idea.
Via: Huff Post