The Hollywood chief, 58, told director Antoine Fuqua “it is time” for the famous spy to be played by a black actor.
The 52-year-old chatted to Barbara about who will take over from Daniel Craig, 50, if he hangs up his gun after the next Bond film, due next year.
Idris, 45, is in the running to take on the coveted role.
Antoine revealed Barbara feels “it is time” for an ethnic minority actor to star as 007 and she is certain “it will happen eventually”.
He added, “Idris could do it if he was in shape. You need a guy with physically strong presence. Idris has that.”
It is part of our society now. Our society is ready for that and are ready for more choices. It is important that we all keep people coming to the movies and giving them an experience.
It is expensive to go to the movies for most people so why not make it fun and industry. Why not keep pushing the envelope, why would we not do it with sound. The visual and the picture are one.”