Daniel Craig is expected to hang up his crusty blue Speedo as Bond after filming the next movie. So MGM is on the lookout for a new Bond. For years, there’s been talk that producers will dip Bond into a vat of fresh deliciousness until he comes out resembling Idris Elba. However, Idris is still in no mood for international espionage while saving bony damsel types from villains with unfortunate names like Gold N. Showers. No no, he wants to do other projects but may slide the vacancy spot over to his role model Donald Glover.
I know when you think of Bond your mind doesn’t imagine the skinny dude from Community dicking ladies down with danger, and vanquishing bad guys all in a two hour time span, but when Idris recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter, he had nothing but high praise for Donald. In an candid interview sponsored by scotch, Idris spoke about the tweet from last year that added fuel to the already burning loins craving for him to shake and stir audiences with his smoothness.
my name’s Elba, Idris Elba. pic.twitter.com/kEyyaVg8JX
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018
Idris knew what he was doing when he tweeted this, and he also admitted that he never intended for it to go as far as it did.
So, why blast out that infamous Tweet — “My name’s Elba. Idris Elba.” — to his 2.6 million followers last summer? “I took the piss a little,” he says, “but I was also reminding people that I never got referred to as James Bond. So, I was like, hello, my name is Elba. Idris Elba. It was a joke. I swear to God.”
But honestly, 51-year-old Daniel probably isn’t going to let go of that Bond check any time soon, and even if he did, 46-year-old Idris isn’t interested because he wouldn’t be able to accept the role since he’s almost fifty and who wants to be jumping from building to building when you’ve got AARP coupons waiting for you at home? Plus, if the Bond producers needed back-up in Idris’ absence they can always ask Donald because Idris gives his 100% thumbs up.
“I want to be Donald Glover. He’s the man. He literally does it all.”
One thing he more than likely won’t be doing is Bond though because now that Idris has mentioned his name Daniel will be hitting the gym even harder to make sure nobody can take the role away from him. I just hope he doesn’t break his knees doing too may squats in preparation for all the running and jumping.