Door opens for first black James Bond


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.”

He added, “As a director, I’m always thinking about ways to make the movie better. We go through painstaking details in editing and mixing to get the sound perfect for the audience, SoundFi confidently showcases to movie fans the sonic commitment and artistic intent we have as filmmaker. My kids grew up with headphones on.

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.”