Discussions of the information leaked to the network due to the attack of hackers who hacked into the Sony Pictures computer network, in which, according to the FBI, North Korea is involved, are still unabated. According to the correspondence published by the media representatives of Sony Pictures, co-chair of the film company Amy Pascal would like to see the next James Bond after Daniel Craig Idris Elba - the star of the series "Luther", the films "Prometheus" and "Pacific Rim". This weekend, the British actor commented on the rumors, once again showing a great sense of humor. “Shouldn't agent 007 be attractive? I'm glad you think I have a chance. Happy New Year, people! " - wrote on his Twitter Elba.
However, the idea that James Bond can be played by the black Idris Elba is not to everyone's liking. Recently, the American public figure, radio and television presenter Rush Limbaugh stated in his show that, according to Ian Fleming's book, James Bond is a white Scotsman, and therefore he should be played by a white actor. “This is not who James Bond is,” Limbaugh said. "And I know it's probably racist to say that."
Idris Elba himself during the AMA session ("Ask Me Anything") Reddit said that he would gladly play James Bond if he was offered the role.