Another actor whom fans what to see be the next James Bond has said a familiar line – “there have been no talks.”
When asked about the possibility of being the next Bond, Idris Elba told Michael Strahan on “Good Morning America” on Thursday that there have been “no talks” between him and the famous franchise’s producers.
“It’s the wildest rumor in the world,” said Elba, who was on the show to promote his new movie, “Star Trek Beyond.”
“If I’m really honest, man, I think I’m too old for that,” said Elba, 43. “I can’t be running around in cars, and ladies and martinis – who wants to do that?”
Well, that last part might have been Elba having a little fun. Daniel Craig, the current Bond, is 48, and unless he decides to hang it up, the producers still want him to do another movie.
When asked in June about the chance of being the next Bond, Tom Hiddleston, another supposed 007 front-runner, had a similar tone, telling an audience that “your guess is as good as mine.”
But don’t worry, Elba fans, you’ll be getting a lot of him in the coming year. Elba is shooting the adaptation of the Stephen King novel “The Dark Tower,” and he will star opposite Hiddleston in “Thor: Ragnarok.” Both are coming out in 2017.
Here’s Elba talking about Bond on “GMA.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 21,2016