idris elba luther Idris Elba Speaks On James Bond Rumors & A Luther Movie: That Is Definitely On The Cards

On the promotional campaign for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ Idris Elba spoke to Kate Garraway on ‘Lorraine’ about the long planned ‘Luther’ movie: “That is definitely on the cards, we’ve been really lucky that Luther is [so popular]… it’s a small show, we did four episodes and we got such a massive following worldwide, so Neil Cross [creator of Luther] and I are aiming to do the film. I’m speaking to him as we speak… and we’re trying to pull it together. It’s an ambitious project because it’s a television show but we suspect that it’s going to be as successful on TV and on film as well.”

Idris Elba also told the show that there’s “no truth” in rumors that say he will succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond in the iconic film series. Elba added, “I’ve always detested the phrase ‘Black Bond’, I just don’t understand it. We don’t say ‘White Bond’, we just say ‘Bond’, so it suddenly becomes a black man and he’s a ‘Black Bond’. So I hate that phrase – and it’s a rumour that’s gotten out of control, basically – but that’s all it is. There’s no truth in it whatsoever.”

Recently seen in ‘Pacific Rim’ and ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Idris Elba can next be seen in the UK in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ which is already getting award season buzz for his incredible performance as Nelson Mandela. The Golden Globe-winner also has ’Beasts of No Nation,’ ‘The Gunman,’ ‘No Good Deed,’ ‘Bastille Day’ and ‘Second Coming’ on the horizon. Source: Digital Spy.