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The producers and creators of the James Bond franchise are finally ready to make a bold move. 

Allegedly.

Now, new reports indicate that Barbara Broccoli — the producer of the fictional spy series and not a member of the Veggie Tales gang — is eager to not only cast a black actor in the role of the super spy, but wants Idris Elba for the role. As the Independent reports:

Director Antoine Fuqua revealed the details of a conversation with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, in which she said “it is time” for a non-white actor to take on the iconic role. Fuqua discussed who might be next in the running with Broccoli, who’s certain the progressive move “will happen eventually”, with Idris Elba a reported frontrunner for the role.

Elba seems perfect for the role, being a retired kickboxer, amateur race-car driver, a box-office draw and household name. Critics believe his age could the only thing working against him. Elba is 45 right now, though Roger Moore was the same age when he first took over as Bond in Live and Let Die.



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