Rumours have been circulating for some time now that Idris Elba is being lined up to be the first black James Bond. However the actor has confirmed that if he did play the character he would not want to be known as the first black James Bond.
Idris explained, “It's an old rumour. My dad and I were talking about this the other day. I would do it, but I don’t want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I ‘m saying? Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond.”
It would be hard for Idris Elba to combat this, as it is pretty certain that the majority of the public would refer to him as that. However, nothing has yet been confirmed regarding the next James Bond and we still have another Daniel Craig James Bond movie to get out of the way first.