He famously said he’d rather ‘slash’ his own wrists then reprise the role of James Bond, but it seems he may have had a change of heart if this new report is anything to go by.
A source told the site:
[He] has played a genius hand. Everyone knows how much executives adore him, and the idea of losing him at such a crucial time in the franchise isn’t an option as far as all the studio honchos are concerned.
Flying the East End flag at Buckingham Palace today!!! OBE Day..... How does the boy look?
Feeling Proppa...:) pic.twitter.com/rnlNjZjgSi— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 11, 2016
The 48-year-old actor has also since claimed that he has the right to change his mind about quitting as Bond, so who it’ll be is anyone’s guess.