Idris Elba may be the next James Bond. This is the best thing ever.
When Sony was hacked and their private email conversations were released to the public, a lot of insider movie news was revealed to the public. One of the more interesting reveals was that Idris Elba may be the next James Bond. By interesting, I mean the best news and this is awesome and I really hope it happens, because how can you not love Idris Elba?!
If you don't know, James Bond is a long running franchise about a suave British spy named, well, James Bond. To keep the character young, every few years the actor playing him gets recast. Daniel Craig is the current James Bond, and he's had a great run. Craig is going to star in the next Bond movie, slated for release next year, but it may be his last. Sony may have already decided who will replace him, and Elba is an awesome choice.
The only complaint anyone has made about Elba is that he's black and James Bond is white. That's a dumb complaint. Elba is a great actor and is perfect for this role, and James Bond can totally be black. Why? Because James Bond's race is not an issue because James Bond is not a real person. He can be whatever the writers decide him to be. He could be portrayed by a potato if the writers decided that it made sense.
Idris Elba is a great actor, and he also seems like a pretty cool guy. In celebration of this (potential) casting, here are ten reasons why we love him!