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Entertainment: Idris Elba 'part of conversation' for next James Bond

'Doesn't look good on a phone' Daniel Craig slams James Bond streaming future

  'Doesn't look good on a phone' Daniel Craig slams James Bond streaming future DANIEL CRAIG has given his opinion on how the future of the James Bond franchise should go, and he does not want it going anywhere near popular streaming services.Craig recently starred in his fifth and final Bond movie, No Time To Die, where he capped off his story once and for all.

Idris Elba is "part of the conversation" to be the next James Bond, the franchise's producers have confirmed.

Idris Elba is 'part of the conversation' to be the next Bond © Bang Showbiz Idris Elba is 'part of the conversation' to be the next Bond

The 49-year-old actor has long been mooted as a possible successor to Daniel Craig as the suave spy and producer Barbara Broccoli is aware that the 'Luther' actor would be a popular choice for the iconic part.

She told Deadline's Crew Call podcast: "Well, we know Idris, we're friends with him, and he's a magnificent actor. And, you know, it's been a part of the conversation, but it's always difficult to have the conversation when you have someone in the seat."

Even Naomie Harris Actually Thought No Time To Die’s Shocking Ending Was Going To Change For The Final Film

  Even Naomie Harris Actually Thought No Time To Die’s Shocking Ending Was Going To Change For The Final Film Naomie Harris was initially skeptical of that bombshell ending to No Time to Die, and figured they would change it.Fans have known that No Time to Die was meant to be Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007. But when the film’s ending made his departure a little more final, many were shocked (and suitably impressed) by the powerful conclusion. However, many involved in the production of No Time to Die were not convinced that Bond’s fate was actually authentic - including Naomie Harris, otherwise known as Moneypenny.

Barbara added that there is no rush from Bond bosses to name a successor to Craig as they want to let the cast and crew savour the star's final 007 movie 'No Time To Die'.

The 61-year-old producer said: "I think we have decided that until 'No Time To Die' has had its run and Daniel has been able to – well, we've all been able to savour, reap the benefits of Daniel's wonderful tenure, we're not gonna think about, or talk about anybody else."

It was previously reported that Idris was in "early" talks to play a Bond villain.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Idris has had informal talks with the studio and he has been told there is a role in the next Bond film for him, if he wants it.

"He won’t be the title character, but they do recognise the amount of pull and respect he commands, and they want to work with him on a completely original character for the next instalment.

"It is still very early days for the conversations but, so far, it looks like it would be the role of a villain."

Daniel Craig finally talks about his James Bond ending in No Time To Die .
"I feel like I needed to end what I did on it""I had this idea, I wanted to kill him off a long time ago – in Casino Royale – for all sorts of reasons," Craig said while talking to Javier Bardem, who previously played the villain Raoul Silva in Skyfall, for Variety (via ScreenRant).

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