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According to leaked Sony emails Idris Elba could be the next James Bond, at least that’s what Amy Pascal, one of the biggest players in Sony thinks. However this didn’t go so well with a commentator Rush Limbaugh.
Limbaugh says Elba is black, and this means he cannot be the next Bond.
“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is. But now [they are] suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton, rather than a white from Scotland. But that’s not who James Bond is. I know it’s racist to probably point this out.”
During a Reddit AMA, Elba confirmed that he would accept the role:
“Yes, if it was offered to me, absolutely.”