The news comes by way of The Daily Star, which reportedly caught Fuqua's comments about his conversation with Broccoli at the launch of his new app SoundFi, which supposedly provides "3D sound for movies" delivered through viewers' headphones. Since, however, inclinations that Elba might be the first non-white Bond have subsided, until recently.
Idris Elba, star of stage and screen both in the United Kingdom and USA, has had the door opened for him by franchise producer Barbara Broccoli, according to Training Day director Antoine Fuqua. Director Antoine Fuqua revealed the details of a conversation with Broccoli, in which she said "it is time" for a non-white actor to take on the iconic role. And now, it appears a turn as James Bond is in Elba's future.
Tom Hardy had been mentioned, as had Michael Fassbender and Tom Hiddleston, but Elba remains the most popular choice, even if his inclusion on the shortlist is considered controversial by some people. He claims that she believes "it is time" for a Black Bond, and he also added, "Idris could do it if he was in shape". You need a guy with physically strong presence.
In 2014, the "Luther" star was the subject of frenzied speculation that he was the next Bond following the release of hacked Sony Pictures emails in which Elba's name was put forth as an option by one studio executive. Would Idris Elba be a good fit for Bond, or do you think he may be too old for the role? That's the part that I'm like, 'Ugh, come on.' Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?
While the rest of the world is shaken and stirred over the notion of Elba playing Bond, it looks like he isn't fussed one way or another.