Idris Elba Wants People To Stop Asking Him About Playing James Bond

Long a candidate to play the suave MI6 super-spy, Idris Elba wants people to stop constantly asking him about being the next James Bond.

Released in October 2021, No Time to Die served as Daniel Craig's swan song, as his Bond was surprisingly killed off during the film's final moments.

As it has many times before, the long-running spy franchise will now recast the lead role.

He would like to reboot its continuity with a new actor.

In the time since the 25th Bond film's release, there haven't been many concrete updates on the recasting process.

In early 2022, longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli suggested the momentous casting decision will take a significant amount of time.

While no official contenders have emerged yet, fan-favorite choices include Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, and Regé-Jean Page.

Elba has been a popular James Bond fan-cast for the better part a decade.

Therefore has been asked about playing the part countless times over the years during interviews.