Producers behind the popular James Bond movie franchise have indicated that English actor Idris Elba is favored to replace Daniel Craig as the famous spy. He would be the first non-white actor to play the character.
Rumors that Elba was under consideration fir the role first surfaced in 2014. Despite the generally positive reception to the prospect of Elba taking on the series’ titular character, there was backlash among conservatives. James Bond writer Anthony Horowitz considered Elba “too street” to play Bond.