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‘Bond’ producers say they love Idris Elba – but aren’t celebrating him just yet

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.

“I don’t think playing Bond will satisfy some of my personal goals,” he said during an episode of HBO’s “The Shop.” “It will certainly satisfy the will of a nation, I’m not going to lie.” (HBO and CNN are both part of Warner Bros. Discovery.0

Elba said everywhere he went people would mention Bond, “And I feel like that’s beyond me at this point.”

Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson spoke to Variety about the popular franchise and Elba.

“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.

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