Idris Elba Responds to all The James Bond Furore Stuff
Film fans have wanted to see Idris Elba play James Bond for a while, but it was recently revealed that bosses at Sony Pictures felt the same way.
In an email leaked as a result of the cyber-attack on Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal said ‘Idris should be the next Bond’.
Idris himself was flattered by the news, tweeting a jokey selfie in response.
‘Isn’t 007 supposed to [be] handsome?’ he wrote.
‘Glad you think I’ve got a shot! Happy New year people.’
At a special event earlier this month director Sam Mendes revealed the cast for the 24th Bond film Spectre, including Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Sherlock star Andrew Scott and Dave Bautista.
Returning cast members are Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Rory Kinnear.
Spectre, starring Daniel Craig as 007 for the fourth time, is out on November 6, 2015.