Idris Elba verlässt die James-Bond-Gespräche, obwohl er Spitzenreiter ist

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

Das Luther Star, 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 franchiseAnerkennung: PA:Presseverband

Eine Quelle sagte: “Fans and Barbara wanted Idris but he wants to create something for himself.

"Jedoch, 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.

Sie sagte: “He’s a magnificent actor.”

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