Author Anthony Horowitz has waded in on the casting of James Bond after Daniel Craig exits the franchise, saying he does not think bookies’ favourite Idris Elba is right for the part, though he insists “it’s not a colour issue”.
“For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too “street” for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah,” he told The Daily Mail.
By the way people seem to be somewhat confused about Daniel Craig’s departure. Spectre will not be his last movie, there will be at least one more on top of that. Personally however I think that it is Sam Mendes that needs to be replaced if anyone. His recent efforts in the Bond series have not exactly been lighting the world on fire, if the hyperbole is honestly left at the door.