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.
Which has led many people to wonder — has this guy ever seen Idris Elba?
Idris Elba is handsome AF.
Even when he pretended like he wasn't last winter during another round of the "Elba as Bond" discussion.
But let's examine the evidence: Please look at this photo of Idris Elba posing alongside a Mercedes and tell me it's not suave. You can't.
Consider this image of Idris rocking some shades alongside a bunch of yachts.
Let's take a few more looks. Just to, you know, make sure that Idris really is that handsome.
Yeah, he's definitely got the style.
And let's not forget that time Elba starred in Luther as a debonaire detective. James Bond is a debonaire spy. So needless to say, Elba's got the chops.
This isn't to say Elba needs to be the next Bond or anything. It's up to the actor to decide if it's even a role he would want to take on.
But if Elba wants the role, it's pretty clear to (almost) everyone that he'd be perfect for it.