AceShowbiz - James Bond film franchise will reportedly continue until at least 2037. Warner Bros. reportedly will take the spy to his 75th birthday after makers of the movie franchise, which started in 1962, signed a new deal to continue the series.
Who will be cast as the MI6 agent is still to be determined after Idris Elba allegedly has walked away from talks to be the next 007. "Bond is sure to still be in rude health at 75. There will be no hanging up the tux and martini," a source told the Sunday Mirror about the new deal.
It comes as Idris Elba, 49, is said to have walked away from the chance of being the next 007 after Daniel, following years of talks. The "Luther" actor was one of the frontrunners for role, but is now said to be keen to pursue other roles.
He has even reportedly put forward a list of proposed actors' names he thinks would be perfect for the part to the franchise’s veteran producer Barbara Broccoli. A source told The Sun, "Fans and Barbara wanted Idris but he wants to create something for himself."
"However, 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."
Idris had said when asked if he would consider taking the part, "No, I'm not going to be James Bond... I'm probably the most famous Bond actor in the world, and I haven't even played the role. Enough is enough. I can't talk about it anymore."