Playing James Bond Isn’t a Career Goal For Idris Elba

Idris Elba has no time to die.

Idris Elba James Bond

Thor and The Suicide Squad star Idris Elba has stated that playing James Bond isn’t a career goal for him.

Last year, the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die hit theaters worldwide. Dispite being released when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak, the film still managed to earn over $774M worldwide. It was also the last film to feature Daniel Craig’s version of the character.

Since No Time To Die hit theaters, the question has been who will take over the role of James Bond. One of the popular choices for the role has been Idris Elba who has since stated that he won’t be taking over the role. Now he’s seemingly doubled down on this by stating that playing Bond isn’t even a career goal for the actor.

Why Idris Elba Isn’t Interested In The Role

In a recent appearance on Lebrun James’ The Shop podcast, Idris Elba stated that playing the character wasn’t a goal for him but everyone everywhere seemed to think that it was a good fit

“I’m not gonna lie, every corner of the world I go — and I’m talking about different cultures — they always go: ‘Bond!’ It is not a goal for my career. “I don’t think that, you know, playing Bond will satisfy some of my personal goals.”

You can see the full interview below:

Here is the plot synopsis for No Time To Die:

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik, and Dali Benssalah.

No Time To Die is now playing in theaters. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the James Bond franchise and if Idris Elba will ever play a role in it and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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