Damson Idris is now being tipped as a potential successor to Daniel Craig as James Bond. Recent bets have been placed on the 31-year-old actor, making him the second-favorite for the iconic role, just behind Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Idris Elba, previously considered for Bond himself, revealed that he now feels too old for the role. He said he used to hold discussions with Barbara Broccoli, but, he thinks others deserve the role of 007 now than him. On a lighter note, since the rights owners missed the opportunity to screencast Idris Elba, Damson Idris should be a perfect replacement for the actor mistaken to be his brother.
Damson Idris has appeared in minor roles in series like Black Mirror and Swarm, and he currently stars as Franklin Saint in the drama series Snowfall on the FX Channel.
The speculation around the next Bond includes other actors like James Norton, Richard Madden, and Tom Hardy. Broccoli, who owns the rights to the character through her company Eon Productions, has indicated she will take her time in choosing the next Bond and wants to take the character in a new direction after the successful tenure of Daniel Craig, according to the Mail.
Damson Idris playfully joked about playing Bond in the past, but people are excited about the idea of a strong black male lead taking on the role. Rege-Jean Page from Bridgerton is also a potential candidate.
The next Bond film was expected to enter pre-production in the coming year, but it might face delays due to the ongoing actors’ and writers’ strikes in Hollywood. As the anticipation for the next Bond continues, fans eagerly await the official announcement of the actor who will carry on the legacy of 007.