The hunt for the next James Bond has captivated audiences and stars alike. Several names have come up in suggestion from all quarters. However, a consensus actor to play the acclaimed role hasn’t materialized yet. Henry Cavill is a phenomenal actor who has also been referred to as the front-runner to bag the role of James Bond. Fans all over the world would love to see Cavill in the role of Agent 007.
Actor George Clooney, who himself has an immense legacy in Hollywood, has offered an intriguing suggestion. He suggested the name of Idris Elba as the next James Bond. The actor gave some compelling arguments and reasoning behind the same, and this has got many fans talking.
Elba is one of the best actors today, and with his charming personality and genius acting chops, he will surely nail the role of James Bond. His casting would also be a glass ceiling-shattering event, as he would be the first black actor to play the monumental role.
George Clooney Says Idris Elba Should Play Next James Bond
George Clooney is one of the most powerful, influential, and multiskilled figures in the entertainment industry, who has established himself as a Hollywood leading superstar. The One Fine Day actor began his acting journey in 1978 by appearing in the television mini-series Centennial as a background actor and then came to his first groundbreaking role in the 1984 CBS sitcom E/R.
Clooney has worked with enough A-list talents in the industry, including Daniel Craig, who is best known for playing James Bond, in the same-name franchise. But since Craig stepped down from his iconic role, several actors like John Boyega, Sam Heughan, Henry Cavill, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, and Tom Hardy, have expressed their desire to take his place.
During his appearance on the Howard Stern Show, George Clooney suggested who should play the next James Bond role. Talking about who he envisioned as the next Bond, Clooney said,
“Why not Idris? It would be fantastic, and it would say so much about the industry as well, and he would be off-the-charts great in it.”
For someone like Idris Elba, there is no denying that he would nail the role if he gets to play Bond in the commercially hit franchise. However, the list of the finest stars for the famous British secret agent role is only growing, with more and more actors expressing their desire to work in the James Bond franchise as a leading hero.
George Clooney Claims He is Too Old To Play James Bond
George Clooney is a phenomenal star whose journey in Hollywood speaks volumes about his versatility as an artist who has played dynamic roles. He was once asked in an interview if he ever gets the chance to play James Bond, would he be interested in playing the part; to which the Baby Talk star replied,
“First of all, because I’ll be 60 this year, so it’s a little late for the Bond thing. Second of all, Bond should be a Brit; don’t you think? I mean properly. It just feels wrong. The closest thing I’ve ever done to any kind of; hero like that was Batman, and we saw how that turned out.”
The Gravity movie star refused to play the titular role owing to his age, though he suggested he would want to see Idris Elba playing the next James Bond, adding,
“He’s elegant, I think he’d do a great job of it. That’s who I would’ve cast, sure, absolutely, but in general, no I don’t think I should be.”
George Clooney is an extraordinary actor who has an impressive filmography record. He has appeared in classic films like From Dusk Till Dawn, Tomorrowland, Gravity, Up In The Air, and Three Kings.
Source: Howard Stern Show