James Bond fans are still rallying for Idris Elba as the next 007

The search for the next James Bond begins and fans on social media continue to push for Idris Elba as the next 007.

Now that Daniel Craig’s tenure as James Bond is coming to an end with no time to die, the search for a new 007 begins. For many fans of the franchise, the answer remains Idris Elba.

A recent Twitter post asked fans to choose from a group of potential new Bonds. The ten candidates included star wars‘ John Boyega, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth and Black PantherMichael B. Jordan as well as Elba. Despite the suggestion of so many other popular and successful actors, the only choice for many respondents was Elba. Some tweets in favor of Elba even racked up hundreds of likes in their own right.

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Rumors and hopes of Elba as the next Bond have been circulating for over a decade. In 2012, celestial fall Actor Naomie Harris suggested that Elba met with series producer Barbara Broccoli and expressed her support for Idris in the role. “I didn’t realize there was this conversation and then I did a movie with Idris and he said he met Barbara Broccoli and it looks like there’s a possibility in the future that there may very well be a black James Bond,” Harris said at the time. However, in 2018, Elba directly addressed the continuing speculation. He answered a direct question about whether he would be the next Bond with a simple one-word answer – “no”.

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With the role of Bond now open, several other actors have expressed interest in stepping into the role, black adamfrom Dwayne Johnson to Tom Holland from Spider-Man. Holland recently revealed that he even offered Sony Pictures to do a young James Bond, but he admitted: “It didn’t really make sense. It didn’t work out. It was a dream of a young boy, and I don’t think the Bond estate was particularly interested.”

Christopher McQuarrie, director and screenwriter of four Impossible mission movies, had his own suggestion for the next Bond after working with Steel manby Henry Cavill on Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Asked in an interview about Cavill’s suitability, McQuarrie said the actor “would make a great Bond.” Cavill himself has raised the possibility in the past, saying “If [producers] Barbaric [Broccoli] and Michael [G. Wilson] interest me in any way to be part of their films, so I would gladly have that discussion with them, and that would be something that I would be very keen to explore further.”

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