Author Anthony Horowitz, the guy who penned an upcoming post-Ian Fleming 007 novel, recently weighed in on why he thinks Idris Elba, the overwhelming fan-choice for James Bond after Daniel Craig, isn't a good fit.
He told The Daily Mail:
"For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It's not a color issue. I think he is probably a bit too "street" for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”
Uhh... What metric, in the world, is Idris Elba less suave than Daniel Craig?
We're talking about this guy, right? The dude oozes sophistication and drips with class.
We don't get it. Nor do we understand how he is "too street." Poor choice of words.
Horowitz went on to trash Skyfall, the last James Bond movie.
"Skyfall is my least favorite. I know it is heresy to say so, but it is the one Bond film I have never liked. Bond is weak in it. He has doubts. That's not Bond.
Secondly, the villain wins. The villain sets out to kill M. The film finishes with the villain killing M. So why have I watched it?
And if you have to protect the head of MI6 from a madman, do you take her to a Scottish farmhouse with no weapons? And tell your bad guy where you are, so he will arrive with six people to kill her? … It's that sort of thing that made me angry."
The next James Bond film, Spectre, hits the silver screen this November.