Idris Elba In Talks To Play Villain Role In James Bond Movie
Idris Elba may be landing even more time on the big screen. According to reports, he has a new offer to play the role of an original villain in the newest James Bond film.
As previously reported, the English actor,49, had recently stated that he wouldn’t be the next James Bond. However, according to new surfaced information from insiders, a offer could still possibly be on the table to create a whole new character. Idris Elba could be preparing to play the role of a brand new original villain to the James Bond franchise.
A source said,
“Idris has had informal talks with the studio and he has been told there is a role in the next Bond film for him, if he wants it.”
The source continued,
“He won’t be the title character, but they do recognize the amount of pull and respect he commands, and they want to work with him on a completely original character for the next installment.”
”It is very early days for the conversation but, so far, it looks like it would be the role of a villain.”
With many different roles to choose from, Idris Elba previously had the idea of how cool it would be to become the very first African American James Bond. The actor has thoughts about re-shaping the culture as a black James Bond. Elba wants to silence the noise surrounding the conversation of colorism when it relates to actors playing a specific role.
When previously asked would he still ever want the gig he added ,
“who wouldn’t? How amazing would it be to have a black James Bond? It’s a sign of the times when we can stop talking about black, white, and color.”
With the role of James Bond still being up for grabs, it’s completely fair game to whom ever claims the title.
It was reported that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,49, entered the race to also play the role of James Bond.
Popular candidates for the James Bond role are Tom Hardy,44, along side Rege-Jean Page,33, and Tom Hopper,36.
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