News | Entertainment
27 May 2019 3:23
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Idris Elba is still in the frame to become the next James Bond

    The London-born actor has been persistently linked with the coveted role over recent years and movie boss Barbara Broccoli has reportedly told an industry pal "it is time" for a non-white star to play 007


    Director Antoine Fuqua said Barbara feels the moment has arrived for an ethnic minority actor to play Bond, adding that it will "happen eventually".

    He said, according to the Daily Star newspaper: "Idris could do it if he was in shape. You need a guy with physically strong presence. Idris has that."

    Idris, 45, is one of a number of big-name stars to have been linked with replacing Daniel Craig as Bond.

    Last month, for instance, it was reported that Henry Cavill is training to become a qualified stuntman in order to take over the role of the British spy.

    The 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' star narrowly missed out on the role in 2006 and he is determined to get a second chance at it when the first post-Craig movie starts shooting in 2022.

    A source explained: "Henry got down to the last two to play Bond back in 2006 but lost out to Daniel as bosses thought he was too young.

    "He wants to put himself in the best possible place to get the job next time and sees becoming a qualified stuntman as another impressive string to his bow."

    Henry, 35 - who currently plays Superman in the DC Extended Universe - has also spoken about his desire to play Bond.

    He recently said: "Bond would be a fun role. It's British, it's cool.

    "I think now that I have my 'Mission: Impossible' badge we can do real stunts and amp it up."

    © 2019 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     25 May: Kourtney Kardashian is “proud” of her relationship with Scott Disick and his girlfriend Sofia Richie
     25 May: Emilia Clarke says Daenerys Targaryen “saved [her] life”, after she battled two aneurysms
     25 May: The Jonas Brothers split up in order to “protect the family”
     25 May: Stacey Solomon has given birth to her first child with partner Joe Swash
     25 May: Prince William has given his daughter Princess Charlotte the nickname 'Mignonette'
     25 May: Jennifer Aniston wants to star in a "Bollywood-type" film
     25 May: Kim Kardashian West nearly missed Andrea Bocelli singing at her wedding
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Eddie Osei-Nketia will be wearing black on the track rather than the field for the forseeable future More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Business confidence is back to being the elephant in the room for the Government More...



     Today's News

    Politics:
    Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill resigns, hands leadership to Sir Julius Chan 23:26

    Environment:
    New Zealand's newest citizens like the solitary life, have leopard-like markings, and can each weigh up to 600kg 21:57

    Rugby League:
    Brad Fittler's named five rookies in his New South Wales Origin side for game one on June 5 21:27

    Motoring:
    Kiwi Scott McLaughlin's headed a Shell V-Power one-two at the latest Supercars race in Winton 19:27

    Law and Order:
    Close friends and family have gathered at the parents' house of a man who died at an Auckland park 18:37

    Rugby:
    Eddie Osei-Nketia will be wearing black on the track rather than the field for the forseeable future 18:07

    International:
    Spice Girls fans complain 'awful' audio quality ruined reunion concert at Dublin's Croke Park 17:37

    Tennis:
    Roger Federer's basking in his return to the French tennis Open 17:27

    International:
    'What would Jane do?' Why Bryan turned to Austen for health and fitness inspiration 17:27

    Health & Safety:
    Rotorua Hospital is at capacity today and people are being asked to go to the Emergency Department only if it is a real emergency 16:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd