Even though Daniel Craig is still slated to play James Bond for a couple more outings, there are already rumors floating around regarding the next person who will don the tuxedo. One of the names that keep cropping up is Idris Elba, with a lot of people feeling like we’re due for an African American Bond.
Elba’s name is currently getting more weight, as Skyfall star Naomie Harris has recently revealed that Elba has already met with producer Barbara Broccoli to discuss the possibility:
“I didn’t realise that there was this talk and then I did a film with Idris and he said that he met Barbara Broccoli and that it does seem like there is a possibility in the future that there could very well be a black James Bond,” says Harris.
“And I would have to vote for Idris because I just finished working with him and he’s a great guy.” Intriguing stuff, although we’d say there’s plenty of life in Daniel Craig for a while to come. Skyfall opens in UK cinemas on Friday.