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    'Black Bond' Stirs Emotions on Twitter as Idris Elba Rumored to Be Next 007

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    Rumors have recently surfaced that Hollywood bosses are open to the idea of a non-white actor to play the famous British spy.

    Rumors have recently surfaced that Hollywood bosses are open to the idea of a non-white actor to play the famous British spy.

    The Bond franchise producer Barbara Broccoli has reportedly told director Antoine Fuqua that "it is time" for a black actor to take on the iconic role. 

    The suggestion prompted extensive debate on social media, revolving around arguments about the candidate's race and suitability for the role.

    Actor Daniel Craig has been cast as Bond in 2005 and has played the character ever since, starring in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre and the upcoming film Bond 25, which will be Craig's last appearance as the Agent 007. 

    In a Sputnik mini-poll on who should be the next James Bond, Idris Elba secured the second place, beaten only by the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    READ MORE: The New 007: Who Should Be the Next Bond, James Bond?

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