Fans have always dreamed of Idris Elba Advertising as the next James Bond. Ever since Daniel Craig retired as 007 in 2020, Bond fans have been anticipating the next replacement. Actors Henry Cavill, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, Sam Heughan and Regis Jean Page have often been contenders on popular lists and betting sites that track odds. However, Elba usually topped that list.
Maybe this yet. It seems the actor is finally confirming against the odds that he won’t be James Bond, according to a sinister Easter egg that dropped in his new movie. Luther: Fallen Sun. According to Deadline, the first installment of the British TV franchise kicking off on the BBC features a scene of Elba’s character refusing to cut down on a martini — a reference the star confirmed is a nod to fans still crying out for his role as the dead singer James Bond. .
Elba has said in the past that he doesn’t really want his fans to take on the mantle of him as the next 007. However, with the Bond character currently in a mysterious two-year “reinvention” process by the franchise’s producers, Elba earlier addressed the rumors. the shop Podcast in 2022 says:
“That’s not a goal in my career. I don’t think playing Bond will satisfy some of my personal goals. It will certainly satisfy the will of the nation. I’m not going to lie, every corner of the world I go to, and I’m talking about different cultures, they always go ‘Bond’.” And I feel it is beyond me at that intersection. It is beyond my power. It is not a matter of, Shall I, shall I, shall I. That is what the will of a nation sometimes dictates.”
“A 10-12 year commitment”
It seems Elba is busy with other goals, including making it Luther, co-hosting a podcast, representing the United Nations as a Goodwill Ambassador, and even DJing. Earlier in 2022, Barbara Broccoli was quoted as the producer of the Bond franchise on Deadline Crew call Podcast confirms Elba was “part of the conversation” in 007’s casting process.
Broccoli explained, “You know, it was part of the conversation, but it’s always hard to have the conversation when you have someone in the seat” (referring to Craig). However, other interviews in 2022 have flipped the script around a bit, with producers Broccoli and Michael G. saying “something” — which Alba is not. Chris Evans commented on the importance of commitment to the franchise in his decision to join the Marvel Universe.
Whether it’s age-related timelines or the actor’s own lack of interest in the role, Elba’s smug martini gesture in his new movie — “No, thanks” — seems to announce the final nail in the coffin of Idris’s James Bond fan dreams. Elba is so effortlessly James Bond that he just doesn’t seem to care if you want him to be. If fans are thrown in a jolt, they may be left dry, wobbly, and unmoving.
But Elba found the future of the action movie in Lutherexplained the new film “… I think with John (Luthor) there’s a kind of connectedness. This is the space where I think I can take this franchise further and deeper.”
Beyond Elba and a long list of hunks, fans have also been calling for a female Bond, a question Ana de Armas answered when making Bond 27 by saying, “What I would like is that female roles in Bond films, even though Bond will continue to be a man, And it’s brought to life in a different way.” A reminder of the progressive non-Bond-Girl who played de Armas — if only briefly. No time to dieShe added, “That’s what I think is more interesting than flipping things around.”
Elba Luther: Fallen Sun It debuted in cinemas in the UK and will premiere globally on Netflix on March 10th. The first film in the franchise, there have been five seasons of Luther On the BBC since 2010.