Idris Elba stap weg van James Bond-gesprekke ondanks sy voorloper

ACTOR Idris Elba has walked away from talks to take over as James Bond after being favourite to replace Daniel Craig.

Die Luther ster, 49, is to pursue his own film franchise but has suggested other 007s to producer Barbara Broccoli.

The Luther star, 49, is to pursue his own film franchise

The Luther star, 49, is to pursue his own film franchiseKrediet: PA:Persvereniging

'N Bron het gesê: “Fans and Barbara wanted Idris but he wants to create something for himself.

'Egter, he’s put forward names to play 007.

“He’s ‘informally’ in the decision-making process as he’s been in talks with producers for so long.”

Craig, 54, quit after his fifth Bond outing in last year’s No Time To Die.

After he left, Broccoli admitted Elba was in her plans.

Sy het gese: “He’s a magnificent actor.”

With Elba out of the running, Brits Henry Cavill, 39, en Rege-Jean Page, 34, are the 4/1 bookies’ favourites.