These Idris Elba James Bond rumors are new to us, but we would love if they were true. We like Daniel Craig, but it’s best to turn in your 007 badge before you wear out your welcome. Remember Pierce Brosnon‘s invisible car in Die Another Day? We rest our case. Sadly, our dreams of The Wire star having a view to a kill must be put on hold, at least for now. “It’s a rumor,” the Luther actor told NPR, though he did admit, “I’d definitely consider it. I’m never shaken or stirred.” Plus he already has the saucy banter down! We are just wasting time and resources if we don’t cast him, people!
Whether he ever plans to team up with Q or not, it sounds like Elba has one major qualm about following in the footsteps of former Bonds like Roger Moore or Timothy Dalton, “I just don’t want to be the black James Bond,” he says. “Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond, and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond, so if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond.” Okay, what about just…the best James Bond? The only James Bond that’sÃ‚Â ever co-starred with Beyonce? We’ll just keep working on these until we come up with one you like, Idris.