Daniel Craig’s (at first) fairly humorless, stone-cold killer was quite an adjustment from Pierce Brosnan, but over the course of Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall, he’s really grown on us. The announcement of Sam Mendes’ Spectre cast is pretty damned exciting, though in the back of our minds, we know Craig won’t stick around forever — and so does beleaguered Sony Motion Pictured head, Amy Pascal. Among emails leaked by the “Guardians of Peace” was a request to trim the Bond budget, and confirmation of Spectre’s main villain. Another little tidbit has been revealed in an email from Pascal to Elizabeth Cantillon (former VP of production at Columbia Pictures — which distributes the Bond films). Pascal made a simple declaration; “____ should be the next Bond.” I think you’ll agree, she made the right choice.
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Elba. Idris Elba.
Of course, Idris has been on our Bond radar for quite some time, so if this plays out, all of Pajibaville will rejoice.
On possibly playing Bond, Idris has said, “I say it all the time, but if it was to ever happen and if I was ever to get offered that role, that would be the will of a nation…it would be the will of a nation because everyone has been saying that to me.”