Director of King Richard, Reynaldo Marcus Green has set up his mind to make a new James Bond movie only if Idris Elba takes the role.
With Daniel Craig ending his 15-year tenure as James Bond, the film franchise is looking for a new agent 007. Green was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter as part of his new job, the HBO limited series We Own This City. During the talk about this long-awaited series, Reinaldo said that he would like to direct a Bond movie with actor Idris Elba as Agent 007.
Idris Elba As James Bond?
‘”eah, if it has somebody that looks like me in front of it, I’m definitely open to it. I want to go into that direction and I want to be able to add value to a new Bond. I grew up watching popcorn movies, so if I could add a little something to it, that would be cool. Let’s see if Idris wants to do it,” Green said.
Producer Barbara Broccoli has hinted that Idris is “part of the conversation” for the casting of the next 007.
She said, “Well, we know Idris, we’re friends with him, and he’s a magnificent actor. And, you know, it’s been a part of the conversation, but it’s always difficult to have the conversation when you have someone in the seat.”
Broccoli added that there is no rush to replace Craig as she wants the cast and crew to savour his final 007 movie.
Why is Idris a Potential Candidate for James Bond?
Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba, is a British actor. He is also a producer and a widely known musician. He is He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013).
Idris won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film category. However, the actor has been nominated for the award four times. He also received a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award five times.
He is also associated with Marvel by portraying Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), as well as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
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