Idris Elba Shoots Down Black James Bond Rumors For Good
For several years now black folks have not-so-quietly pined for a smooth-talkin’, lady-lovin’, gun bustin’, shaken-not-stirred BROTHA to play the lead as iconic British spy James Bond. In recent months it appeared that we actually had a shot to see our dreams come to fruition, however…
Now it appears Idris Elba — who was on the radar of Sony Pictures executives — has finally deflated fans’ wishes by withdrawing his name from the conversation. Last week, during an appearance at London’s British Film Institute, the 42-year-old “Luther” star told the audience that his chances of landing the role have passed.
“Honestly, it’s a rumor that’s really starting to eat itself,” Elba said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “If there was ever any chance of me getting Bond, it’s gone.” Elba has previously downplayed the rumors and denounced the phrase “black Bond.”
All that said, we’re still gonna hope against hope that the day will come where Idris or some other eligible brotha will don a Tom Ford tuxedo, kick azz, and skrrrrrt off in an Aston-Martin.
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