Idris Elba Reportedly in Talks to Star in Next James Bond Film

Just not as the titular 007 agent.

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Idris Elba is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming James Bond film, but just not as the titular role of special spy agent 007.

In the past, Elba as been rumored to star as the spy after Daniel Craig‘s departure from the franchise even though he admitted last month at an ITV London premiere, “No, I’m not going to be James Bond.”

According to additional sources such as The Sun, Elba is currently in conversation to discuss taking on a role in the franchise in the next Bond film. A source told the news outlet, “Idris has had informal talks with the studio and he has been told there is a role in the next Bond film for him, if he wants it. He won’t be the title character, but they do recognize the amount of pull and respect he commands, and they want to work with him on a completely original character for the next installment.” It was also confirmed that discussions are only at the very early stages, but “it looks like it would be the role of a villain.”

Recently, HYPEBEAST sat down with Daniel Craig to discuss the lessons he learned from Bond and the shocking ending to No Time To Die.

In other entertainment news, League of Legends animated series Arcane is confirmed for season 2.

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