Idris Elba walks away from James Bond talks despite being frontrunner

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

Luther 星星, 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 franchise信用: 功放:新闻协会

一位消息人士说: “Fans and Barbara wanted Idris but he wants to create something for himself.

“然而, 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.”

克雷格, 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.

她说: “He’s a magnificent actor.”

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