Here’s What Tom Hanks Has to Say about Idris Elba Being the Next James Bond

Tom Hanks James Bond: Tom Hanks is a beloved star from Hollywood. He is known to be a quintessential ‘nice guy’ from the industry despite Keanu Reeves entering that race in recent times. As a result, when he shares his opinion about something, everyone is all ears to it.

What does Tom Hanks think of Idris Elba as the new James Bond?

The same happened during Hanks’ interview conducted by BBC News. He was speaking with the reporters to promote his debut novel, ‘The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece.’ That’s when he weighed in on the iconic 007 agent Casting.


Understand this, James Bond has a license to kill. I would issue that license to Idris Elba just based on the work that I’ve seen him do,” Hanks says. He is clearly on board with the Luther star taking on this famed role of Ian Flemings’ iconic character.

What does Idris Elba think about his selection as James Bond?

Idris Elba has been considered a frontrunner in the selection of the new James Bond for a while. When asked about it, Elba often dismissed the idea of the Bond producers ever offering him the legendary role. “I can’t speak for them (the producer), but from my perspective, there’s never been any sort of truth to any of it. It’s a compliment, and it’s an honor, but it’s not a truth,” says Elba. Even during his interview for his recent Netflix release, he speaks in his usual charismatic way and denies having auditioned for the part.

What is Idris Elba popular for?

Idris Elba

Idris Elba was last seen in the Netflix crime thriller film – Luther: The Fallen Sun, a continuation of his web series Luther. Last year, he was seen as Heimdall in Thor: Love and Thunder and the Djinn in the romantic fantasy film, Three Thousand Years of Longing. He will be next seen in the third film of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

You may know him as the man ‘who is aware of the effect he has on women’ in the US version of The Office!

What is Tom Hanks’ debut novel about?

In his debut novel, Tom Hanks writes a ‘wildly ambitious story of the making of a colossal, star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film, and the humble comic book that inspired it all,’ according to Goodreads. Hanks offers an insider’s take on the significant efforts it takes to make a film. ‘The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece’ was released on May 9.

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Akash Deshpande

Obsessed, fascinated, and always nerding out about cinema! You can find me in the corner of a room ruminating over the last TV series I watched.

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