Barbara Broccoli Talks About the Commitment Needed to Portray James Bond

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James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is becoming a household name of sorts. She’s been popping up on the blog a lot with Daniel Craig’s run as 007 coming to an end with No Time to Die. Now that there’s a vacancy, the big question is “who’s next?”
At this point in time, that question is still unanswered. And, according to Broccoli, it’s going to stay that way (for now), with her saying, “The thing is, it’s going to be a couple of years off,” reports Radio Times.

She went on to discuss what comes with the role and why some actors may take a step back: “And when we cast Bond, it’s a 10-12 year commitment. So [Idris Elba's] probably thinking, ‘Do I really want that thing? Not everybody wants to do that. It was hard enough getting [Daniel Craig to do it].”
There are a number of actors who have been pegged for the next bond, with Elba being one of them. Broccoli mentioned Elba specifically because he recently gave a hard no in an interview with Radio Times.
When asked about the possibility of playing Bond, Elba responded, saying, “It is not a goal for my career. I don’t think that, you know, playing Bond will satisfy some of my personal goals.”
He expanded on what he meant, saying, “I feel it is beyond me at this junction. It’s beyond me. You know, it’s not a question of, ‘Should I?,’ ‘Do I?,’ ‘Will I?,’ it is what the will of the nation dictates sometimes.”
While it’s not for him, he embraces the idea of change: “I’m not that guy, but in everyone’s world I might be. And that – job done. Because the truth is, you know, a lot of people are really seeing Idris playing Bond as the ‘alternative Bond'. And as long as that alternative is existing, that’s great for the growth of f**king casting.”
Well, there you have it. The next Bond may or may not be announced in the next few years. And when it happens, the actor will be signed on for 10-12 years. But it will not be Idris Elba (unless he changes his mind, which people do sometimes).
Do you think the Bond debate will simmer down following this announcement?