Gawker favorite Amy Pascal wants Idris Elba to play James Bond, The Daily Beast reports. "Idris should be the next bond," Pascal wrote in a January 4, 2014 email to Elizabeth Cantillon, former executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures. Columbia distributes the Bond franchise.

Daniel Craig is contracted for at least one more Bond flick subsequent to Spectre, due out November 6, 2015. Craig, however, has expressed ambivalence about his continued participation in the series. "I've got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their ass with," he told Rolling Stone in 2012.

The idea that Elba might take over remains a fantasy, albeit one to which Elba himself is open. "It would be the will of a nation," he told The Huffington Post. "Everyone has been saying that to me." The voice of the people is the voice of God.

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