James Bond producer says 'it is time' for a black 007

James Bond producer says 'it is time' for a black 007

James Bond producer says 'it is time' for a black 007

"Idris has that." Fuqua is known for his legendary work on Training Day, The Equalizer, The Magnificent Seven, and Southpaw. The article says Broccoli told Fuqua "it is time" for a person of colour to get the role.

British bookies William Hill have slashed the odds on Idris Elba being named as the next James Bond from 9/2 to 7/4.

Fuqua probably isn't in any position for Broccoli to reveal any concrete information to him (especially if he blabs it all over the internet...), and it's likely that the conversation is still just a rumor, but it's also true that Elba probably would make a brilliant Bond.

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Tom Hardy had been mentioned, as had Michael Fassbender and Tom Hiddleston, but Elba remains the most popular choice, even if his inclusion on the shortlist is considered controversial by some people. Antoine said: "Idris could do it if he was in shape". 'You need a guy with a physically strong presence. Will Elba want to play it as much as everyone else wants him to? In one leaked email, Amy Pascal, who was the co-chairperson of Sony Pictures Entertainment at the time, told former Columbia Pictures vice president Elizabeth Cantillon that "Idris should be the next Bond".

He added: 'Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male? "Could be a woman, could be a black woman, could be a white woman, but I think, that character, everybody would like to see it have - do something different with it, why not?" And after years of fan demand, it appears that Elba may finally have to start ordering his martini's shaken, not stirred.

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