Idris Elba back among favorites to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond’s next star

Idris Elba is back among favorites to replace Daniel Craig as the new James Bond – at odds as low as 3/1 at some bookmakers

Idris Elba is back in the running for the next James Bond
Idris Elba is back in the running for the next James Bond

Idris Elba is back among favorites to replace Daniel Craig and become the new James Bond.

The 49-year-old, who received an OBE for his services to the drama in 2016, has reportedly opened up new talks with producers after market research revealed he would be a good fit for 007 – rather than as a villain as previously thought.

Craig, meanwhile, stepped down from the role following the release of 2021’s No Time To Die – his fifth appearance in the role.

A source said Sun : “Idris has long been in talks to play a role in the next era of James Bond’s story, and was considered for a role as the antagonist last year.







Idris Elba is currently joint second favorite to replace Daniel Craig
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“However, talks about his starring role have started again as producers realized how popular he would be after conducting secret market research.

“He held a special place in the diverse group of film fans who were invited to attend. They didn’t want to see him as a nemesis – they wanted him as a hero.”

bookmaker Paddy power currently lists the actor as a shared second favorite alongside Superman star Henry Cavill at just 3/1.

Bridgerton’s Rege Jean Page is considered the most likely successor to Craig at 2/1.

Other names in the running are Chiwetel Ejiofor (10/3), Aidan Turner (6/1) and Tom Hardy (7/1).

Another bookmaker – bet fair – also lists Elba on 3/1, again behind favorite site.

In a speech in January, 61-year-old franchise producer Barbara Broccoli, who co-owns Eon Productions, revealed that Elba’s name had surfaced in discussions about who would take over in a future installment.

She took the picture meeting ‘s Crew Call podcast, in which she was asked if talks with the actor were upcoming.






Bond producer Barbara Broccoli previously described Idris as a “great actor”.

“Well, we know Idris, we’re friends with him and he’s a great actor,” she said.

“And, you know, it was part of the conversation, but it’s always difficult to have the conversation when you’ve got someone in the seat.”

The producer has previously spoken about the character’s future, revealing last year that she is open to diversity in the future role.

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