HomeHeard it on the ShowIt looks like Idris Elba will NOT be the next James BondIt looks like Idris Elba will NOT be the next James BondThu, June 29, 2017 by Tessa Snyder SHARE NOW Idris Elba may not be in the running to be the next James Bond. (Jodi explains why in the Hollywood Outsider starting at 2:21 and again at 30:13) According to Daily News Idris Elba’s return to play London detective John Luther has all but taken him out of the running to be the next James Bond, according to an MGM insider, who says the actor’s shooting schedule on the BBC show “Luther” would be very tough for filmmakers to work around. “It is sad news for those fans who felt he was the prime man to be the first ever black Bond,” says our insider. But with BBC filming set for next spring, we’re told that Elba’s TV dates clash with the planned film schedule for the Bond film. “By taking this job Idris has essentially turned down 007.” Want to hear more? Listen to Murphy Sam and Jodi: On Demand When you subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Google Play store, you get exclusive stuff you won’t hear on the show! And while you’re at it… be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.