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Is Idris Elba the next James Bond?

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Idris Elba has responded to rumors of becoming the next James Bond after Sony attack.

The actor has said he’s done nothing to deny the rumors.

“Isn’t 007 supposed to [be] handsome? Glad you think I’ve got a shot! Happy New year people,” Idris Elba tweeted, along with a picture of himself.

Current star, Daniel Craig, is committed to just one more movie.

Reports about the leaked Sony Pictures Entertainment emails suggest that a message from chairman Amy Pascal read: “Idris should be the next Bond.”Idris Elba next James Bond

Amy Pascal was thought to be emailing Elizabeth Cantillon, the former executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures – which distributes the Bond franchise.

There has been no confirmation from Sony Pictures that the actor will be the next 007.


Earlier this week, Rush Limbaugh criticized the rumors, saying that because the original author Ian Fleming wrote James Bond as “a white [man] from Scotland”, the character should not be played by a black actor.

“That’s not who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out,” he said.

Idris Elba, 42, has previously said he would like to play James Bond.

Daniel Craig is currently filming upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre.

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