Idris Elba tipped to be the next James Bond

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Who could be the next 007? This week a new report indicated that such casting may actually take place - and the response on Twitter has been especially pointed.

The actor has already been beaten to the prize by fellow Brit actor David Oyelowo, who recently became the first black actor to play James Bond on the audiobook version of Anthony Horowitz's latest OO7 novel, Trigger Mortis.

Tom Hardy had been mentioned, as had Michael Fassbender and Tom Hiddleston, but Elba remains the most popular choice, even if his inclusion on the shortlist is considered controversial by some people.

No matter the outcry, moviegoers seem largely convinced that Elba could handle the martini-loving role - and perhaps a few others while he's at it.

The paper quoted Broccoli as saying that "it's time" for a non-white actor to fill the role once Craig completes his final film in the series, which is scheduled for release in 2019.

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He added: "Idris could do it if he was in shape". And now, it appears a turn as James Bond is in Elba's future. 'You need a guy with a physically strong presence.

However, Elba himself has long played down the idea.

Eon Productions, maker of the James Bond films, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Despite the entire WhatCulture office - and most of you, probably - demanding that I be cast as the next Bond, producers might actually be honing in on some else to play the role. Back in 2014, Sony's then-studio chair Amy Pascal told a colleague that "Idris [Elba] should be the next Bond". "It could be a woman - could be a black woman, could be a white woman - but I think, that character, everybody would like to see it have...do something different with it, why not?" Elba said when speaking with Variety.

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