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Idris Elba eyed as next James Bond by Sony Pictures head, leak reveals

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Idris Elba eyed as next James Bond by Sony Pictures head, leak reveals

Idris Elba could be the next James Bond, according to the latest Sony Pictures leaks.

The Daily Beast reports that a leaked email suggests The Wire actor is in serious consideration for the role.

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The company's chairman Amy Pascal apparently stated simply: "Idris should be the next Bond."

Pascal allegedly made the comment in an email to Elizabeth Cantillon, former executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures - which distributes the Bond franchise.

The 42-year old actor has previously said he would be interested in taking over the role of Ian Flemming's iconic spy if it was offered to him.

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Daniel Craig, who is currently filming his fourth appearance as Bond in new release Spectre, has previously voiced his desire to leave the franchise, though he is still contracted for a fifth Bond.

"I've been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it," the actor said.

"But they won't let me go, and I've agreed to do a couple more, but let's see how this one does, because business is business and if the s**t goes down, I've got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their ass with."

Spectre will open in cinemas worldwide on November 6, 2015.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a617814/idris-elba-eyed-as-next-james-bond-by-sony-pictures-head-leak-reveals.html#~oZ1k8gGAyZvgje
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  • Vader_F_KennedyVader_F_Kennedy Behind MissKMembers Posts: 17,715 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That would be dope
  • themadlionsfanthemadlionsfan Members Posts: 9,134 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Black man as James Bond?! Yeah 🤬 right. I'll believe it when I see it.
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1CK1S wrote: »
    Idris has been clawing his way for a couple years to get that A-List shine, his last movie with Taraji Henson was a sign of that.

    If he gets this role it'll be a wrap.

    Soooooooo many black folks gonna come out in droves to see this sh-t.

    that just leaked online
  • aka_OGaka_OG Members Posts: 1,746 ✭✭✭✭✭
    this been rumoured for awhile
  • DarthRozayDarthRozay Members Posts: 20,570 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hope it happens, especially now that it's been leaked out
  • StoneColdMikeyStoneColdMikey mikeyismod CHITOWN THE BEST TOWNMembers, Moderators Posts: 33,543 Regulator
    Didn't a Sony executive just say some 🤬 about Denzel tho
  • SionSion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Members, Moderators, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 45,666 Regulator
    After the racist joints they said this prolly their way of saving face. Either way gooood look for Idris if it happens. The die hard Bond fans are going to throw up tho. The last movie was suppose to tie all the other bonds and verify that he was NOT in fact a codename. After a certain point tho that is the direction they're going to take Bond tho. Cuz it's still writers who are making Bond short stories and novels. Would love to see Chiwetel or Idris get the roll. The question tho is can we count on Chiwetel to be a smooth operator ? I think Idris has that and sex appeal down to a T so it'd be a much easier transition for him.
  • LUClENLUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Members Posts: 20,559 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Is he a good actor? I don't remember seeing him in naything
    Sion wrote: »
    The last movie was suppose to tie all the other bonds and verify that he was NOT in fact a codename.

    That's a terrible idea

    Wtf these writers smoking
  • MR.CJMR.CJ Members Posts: 64,689 ✭✭✭✭✭
    But I thought they black leads couldn't sell overseas
  • MR.CJMR.CJ Members Posts: 64,689 ✭✭✭✭✭
    But I thought they said black leads couldn't sell overseas?
  • alliedallied Members Posts: 2,887 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2014
    Seriously doubt this happens. And honestly Elba never came off as Bond to me, minus the obvious reasons. I think he would make a great villain though.
  • BangEm_Bart BangEm_Bart Members Posts: 9,503 ✭✭✭✭✭
    allied wrote: »
    Seriously doubt this happens. And honestly Elba never came off as Bond to me, minus the obvious reasons. I think he would make a great villain though.

    Na, he'd make a great alternated Bond. Not necessarily a side kick but a spy for another agency with the same skills and assets as bond on a dual mission.
  • BoogaSugaBoogaSuga Members Posts: 4,000 ✭✭✭✭✭
    MR.CJ wrote: »
    But I thought they said black leads couldn't sell overseas?

    Maybe they meant black American leads. Idris is from the UK annd a bigger star over there than here so maybe he is the exception to their racist rules.
  • Rubato GarciaRubato Garcia Members Posts: 4,912 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wouldn't be surprised if Sony leaked this one themselves, to counteract the bad PR from the "black leads don't play well overseas" email
  • SionSion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Members, Moderators, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 45,666 Regulator
    Trashboat wrote: »
    Is he a good actor? I don't remember seeing him in naything
    Sion wrote: »
    The last movie was suppose to tie all the other bonds and verify that he was NOT in fact a codename.

    That's a terrible idea

    Wtf these writers smoking

    That's how it's been in the books LOLOLOL. Skyfall tied everything in and in a way "rebooted" it by doing so. The first movie should have been Casino Royale but Fleming chose Dr.No instead (I think to coincide with the release of the new book). After he passed they started introducing new ideas like agents being trained by the original James Bond to be double 0 agents, other agents from different agencies and so on. Some of those short stories became movies (Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me, Goldeneye, etc.) . It wasn't until I think You Only Live Twice, did Fleming introduced the idea of Bond's family life and who he was before MI6 and even gave him a wife (who later got killed). He did that tho b/c people wanted to know more about Bond the man and at the time. Over time they're definitely going to change up Bond completely and make him a codename, they started hinting at that for a while now. Nothing wrong with it but die hard fans are going to hate it LOLOLOLOL.

    Oh & Bond was partly modelled after Ian Fleming's love life and the stories he got from military personnel from the wars at the time. Connery also had a huge impact on Bond too, Fleming liked him so much that he gave Bond scottish ancestry to show respect to Connery. Ideally in Fleming's mind, Bond looked like Hoagy Carmicheal.
  • A$AP_A$TONA$AP_A$TON 30 Year Old Version Members Posts: 11,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Doooope
  • DarthRozayDarthRozay Members Posts: 20,570 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Didn't a Sony executive just say some 🤬 about Denzel tho
    MR.CJ wrote: »
    But I thought they said black leads couldn't sell overseas?

    This is a different exec.
  • atribecalledgabiatribecalledgabi DragonstoneMembers, Moderators Posts: 14,063 Regulator
    He british too. Craig ain't gonna wana do it forever so it wouldn't be a bad choice
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