Idris Elba is reportedly in talks once again to star in the lead role in the James Bond films.The actor 49 was confirmed as being part of the conversation to be the next 007 by the blockbuster franchises producer Barbara Broccoli 61 earlier this year.He had previously ditched the idea of playing the spy and discussed the idea of playing a villain instead but he is again being considered after he ranked highly in market research according to The Sun.
However talks surrounding him playing the lead have started again as producers realised how popular he would be after carrying out secret market research.He ranked highly among the diverse group of movie buffs invited to participate in it.They did not want to see him as a nemesis they want him as the hero.MailOnline has contacted a representative for Idris for comment. It comes after James Bond producer Barbara admitted it will take a long time to choose Daniel Craigs 007 replacement.The filmmaker insisted its not as easy as picking an actor to take on the iconic role of the suave spy.Speaking to Variety Barbara said Its a big decision.
Its not just casting a role. Its about a whole rethink about where we are going. Earlier this year the blockbuster franchises producer confirmed Idris Elba was part of the conversation to be the next 007.Idris has long been mooted as a possible successor to Daniel and Barbara is aware that the Luther actor would be a popular choice for the iconic part.She told Deadlines Crew Call podcast Well we know Idris we are friends with him and hes a magnificent actor. And you know, it’s been a part of the conversation but its always difficult to have the conversation when you have someone in the seat.Barbara added that there is no rush from Bond bosses to name the actor as they want to let the cast and crew savour the Craigs final movie No Time To Die.