The franchise’s producers responded to Elba by expressing that he wasn’t really interested in the role, despite public outcry for him to play 007.
Elba said everywhere he went people would mention Bond, “And I feel like that’s beyond me at this point.”
“We love Idris,” Broccoli said.
“The thing is, it’s going to take a few years,” she added. “And when we cast Bond, it’s a 10, 12 year commitment. So he’s probably like, ‘Do I really want this stuff? Not everyone wants to do that. [Daniel Craig to do it].”
“And he was in his thirties at the time!” Wilson added.
Consider us shaken and stirred.