While out discussing his directorial debut in feature film “Yardie” at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at the Sundance Film Festival, Elba paused to reflect on the future of the British Secret Service.
“Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?” Elba asked. “It could be a woman, could be a black woman, could be a white woman, but I think, that character, everybody would like to see it have — do something different with it, why not?”
Despite being fan cast as the next 007 by just about every person on the Internet with a Twitter handle, Elba has remained consistently distant from the world’s request.
Alas, it doesn’t seem like he’s changed his mind on Bond but at least he has interesting ideas. Meanwhile Elba’s film adaptation of the 1993 novel “Yardie” starring Sheldon Shepherd, Everaldo Creary, Aml Ameen, Naomi Ackie, Shantol Jackson, and Stephen Graham had its premiere at Sundance on Jan. 20.