Idris Elba has tipped John Boyega to become the next handsome action figure for the popular secret agent character James Bond even though Sam Heughan is the current favourite to be the next 007.
Being asked who should replace Daniel Craig the current Bond in ‘No Time To Die‘, Elba is quoted by The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column as saying: “They should give it to John, he would be a great Bond“. “The way spies are being viewed right now, I think they could afford to be younger and a bit more current. If they’re going to go with someone of colour, John would be the man.“
Meanwhile, Elba tipping Boyega for the Bond gig comes after the actor admitted he’s done with ‘Star Wars’ and is excited to take on new characters.
Boyega portrayed Finn in three movies in the blockbuster franchise – ‘The Force Awakens’, ‘The Last Jedi’, and ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’ – whilst he also appeared in the short, ‘Rise Of The Resistance’ and voiced the character in the TV series ‘Forces Of Destiny’.
And when a fan asked if he would be reprising the role, Boyega insisted he has “moved on” and has “more to offer”.