There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the role, and Idris was first revealed to be a front-runner back in 2014 when leaked emails suggested he should be cast. Whether it's a tortured detective in Luther, an all-seeing demi-god, Heimdall, in Thor series, or even portraying Nelson Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom, Elba is one of Hollywood's hottest commodity.
In a Daily Star article, director Antoine Fuqua is said to have a conversation with the Bond producer about potentially recasting Bond with a non-white actor.
Fuqua then hinted that Elba could eventually be in the running for the role, saying, "Idris could do it if he was in shape". You need a guy with physically strong presence. I am shook. And stirred.
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A host of actors have also been mentioned as potential replacements for Daniel Craig, who has implied that the next time out will be his last as the character. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as 007 and Helena Bonham Carter is reportedly being eyed to play the villain.
Eon Productions, maker of the James Bond films, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
'We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and thrilled that Universal will be our worldwide distributor.
Universal Pictures also won the worldwide distribution rights to the film, which will drop in the United Kingdom first on October 25, 2019.