James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said she's open to diversifying the role.
Once Daniel Craig parks his Aston Martin and sets down his martini glass for good, heartthrob Idris Elba could be the next leading man to take up the role of James Bond if the rumours are to be believed.
Antoine Fuqua, who has admitted to working on a script for a Bond film before, recently told The Daily Star that he had a conversation with Broccoli.
His name has been in the running for several years to play the most famous secret agent in film - but it looks like Idris Elba may well scoop the role of his career, according to recent reports.
Fuqua probably isn't in any position for Broccoli to reveal any concrete information to him (especially if he blabs it all over the internet...), and it's likely that the conversation is still just a rumor, but it's also true that Elba probably would make a brilliant Bond. You need a guy with physically strong presence.
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He said: 'It's interesting that the James Bond thing continues on.
Other Black British actors who have been linked with the part include John Boyega, and David Oyelowo (who has actually voiced the character in audiobook form).
He said to Vanity Fair: "It could be a woman - could be a black woman, could be a white woman".
Though Edris appears a little bemused by talk of his potential role, Henry Cavill wants it bad.
As for Elba's own ideas about who could be the next Bond, earlier this year he discussed the idea of a woman taking on the role with Variety. "So yes, I would love the opportunity and if they were to ask, I would say yes". I think that now that I have my Mission: Impossible badge we can do real stunts and really amp it up as well...'