British Superspy Agent Film Series Secures Extended Run with Warner Bros., Expected to Continue Beyond Star’s 75th Birthday
According to reports, the James Bond film franchise is set to continue until at least 2037. Warner Bros. has signed a new deal to extend the series, which began in 1962, taking the iconic spy character to his 75th birthday.
The next actor to portray the MI6 agent James Bond is yet to be determined, as Idris Elba has reportedly walked away from talks to take on the role of the next 007. However, the franchise is expected to continue strong, as the new deal ensures that Bond will remain active and relevant even as he reaches the age of 75.
The insider also mentioned that this news is “great news for fans” because it means the James Bond franchise will be able to continue beyond the latest film, “No Time To Die,” featuring Daniel Craig as the iconic character.
According to reports, Idris Elba, who is 49 years old, has decided not to pursue the role of the next 007 after Daniel Craig. Despite being considered as one of the top contenders for the role, the “Luther” actor is now interested in exploring other acting opportunities.
According to sources, Idris Elba has suggested a list of actors to Barbara Broccoli, the longtime producer of the franchise, whom he believes would be a great fit for the role. The actor’s decision not to pursue the role himself is said to be driven by his desire to create his own projects and establish his own identity as an actor.
“Nevertheless, he has suggested potential actors to portray James Bond. He is unofficially involved in the decision-making process due to his extensive discussions with producers over time.”
When asked if he would be interested in playing the role, Idris responded, “No, I won’t be James Bond… I’m already widely recognized as a Bond actor, even though I haven’t played the character. It’s time to move on. I can’t discuss it any further.”