Now that it looks like Daniel Craig is done as Bond, the speculation has ramped up about who the next actor (or actress) to play the character will be.
I read a blind item yesterday suggesting that the choice has already been made and that it's Tom Hiddleston. I can't say I'm all that happy about that. Until The Night Manager, I've found him fairly goofy and lacking in the sexual charisma needed to play Bond. Even after TNM, I don't really see it.
There have been so many names thrown out, from Hiddleston to Tom Hardy to (my personal pick) Idris Elba and now even Gillian Anderson (just, no...and I like her).
IMO, Idris Elba would be a terrific Bond. Tall, handsome, great actor, plenty of sex appeal, but also a break from the past Bonds. I read somewhere that Roger Moore (apparently, the last word on such matters) argued that it shouldn't be Idris because Bond should be white (paraphrasing). I don't see an issue with Bond being black I'd love to see it, frankly, and especially if it were Idris, who is one of my favorite actors (and biggest crushes).
Thoughts on the casting? Any favorites?