Idris Elba slams ‘lazy journalism’ for shoddy James Bond rumors as Henry Cavill and Tom Holland gain massive support to play new 007

With recent rumors surrounding the role of the next James Bond, Idris Elba has been the strongest contender in the race so far. However, the actor seemed to blame reporters for their “lazy journalismfor harassing him asking about potential spoilers on the British MI-6 agent’s upcoming casting.

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Idris Elba seen sporting for the cameras.
Idris Elba seen sporting for the cameras.

Idris Elba is angry with clickbait journalists

Idris Elba was recently recorded on the podcast Jemele Hill is indifferent to be seemingly angry at reporters interviewing him over rumors that he will be cast as the next James Bond in the upcoming film. The 49-year-old actor shaded his dark side over reporters who only asked him about James Bond even as the actor was promoting another of his films.

Idris Elba as Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad (2021).
Idris Elba as Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad (2021).

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The caller”lazy journalism“, the actor accused reporters of asking controversial questions and trying to mix up his words that may blurt out some form of response. Idris Elba even spoke to his mother about his potential casting as James Bond,

“I know the Bond rumors have always chased me. Look, my poor mum is like, ‘One day you’re gonna get it!’ I was like, ‘Mom, I’m fine, I have Luther'”

The role of Luther refers to the famous series Luther by Idris Elba in which he interprets… Luther, DCI John Luther. The actor was recently spotted promoting his film The beast (2022). The story follows Idris Elba with his 2 daughters fighting for their survival when poachers and a wild lion appear to be fighting with the family embroiled in the ensuing chaos.

Idris Elba finds competition against Henry Cavill

Idris Elba also starred as Heimdall in the Thor franchise.
Idris Elba also starred as Heimdall in the Thor franchise.

According to recent rumors, Henry Cavill, the actor best known for playing Superman in Steel man (2013) is in the running for the role of the next James Bond. There have been no non-white actors portraying the role of James Bond so far, so it would be a preferable change if the role lands on Idris Elba. However, the actor will face tough competition with Henry Cavill.

Henry Cavill had also auditioned for the role in 2005 for Casino Royale but the role landed in the hands of Daniel Craig. It looks like the actor will be vying for the role of Britain’s MI-6 agent again. There are also rumors of several actors throwing their names in the hat such as Tom Hardy, Miles Teller, Tom Holland and Henry Golding.

The beast was released on August 19, 2022 and is available to rent on websites like Amazon.

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Source: Giant Freakin Robot

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