James Bond Producers Respond To Idris Elba's Statement that He Doesn't Need a role

James Bond producers respond to Idris Elba's claim that he doesn't like to play the character of 007. 

Daniel Craig's James Bond was explosively killed off in the final minutes in 2021's No Time to Die. 

For the first time in a long time, the sought-after character of 007 is at grabs.

No Time to Die did have a previously introduced alternative 007, played by Nomi by actress Lashana Lynch.

She briefly assumed the iconic number but then handed it over over to Bond. 

However, the possibility of a woman assuming this role on real have been blocked by producers. 

There is a broad actor pool of males vying to take over the role of Craig as Bond 

which for odds-makers is led by actors like Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Richard Madden, James Norton, and Tom Hiddleston, among others. 

And of course, there's Elba who is a favorite for Bond fans.