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Here's Why Idris Elba Would Make A Great James Bond

Suave, stylish, and badass.

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Anthony Horowitz, the author of the newest book in the James Bond series, has said in a new interview that actor Idris Elba, who many have suggested as a possible Bond for the film series, is "too street" for the part.

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The author says that Elba is "too rough" and not suave enough to play Bond, but argues that it's not about skin color.

Update: He has since apologized for his remarks.

Which has led many people to wonder — has this guy ever seen Idris Elba?

"Idris Elba isn't suave enough to play Bond." LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE HASN'T SEEN EXHIBITS A THROUGH D.

Sorry, what? Idris Elba is 'too street' to play Bond? Are you kidding me? HAVE YOU SEEN THAT MAN IN A SUIT? HAVE YOU SEEN THAT MAN?

Do you even know how strong an Idris Elba Bond film would do at the box office? Judging by my feed this morning:

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Even when he pretended like he wasn't last winter during another round of the "Elba as Bond" discussion.

Isn't 007 supposed to handsome? Glad you think I've got a shot! Happy New year people.

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Idris Elba for real would be the best bond

lmao you literally need to watch 10 mins of luther to realise that idris elba would create the best james bond there has ever been

Idris Elba would be the best James Bond ever, petition to let him do it