News 9 Very Good, Not at All Biased Reasons Idris Elba Is the Ideal James Bond By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 10, 2018 @ 05:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email After years of industry whispers, it appears Idris Elba may finally (almost, maybe) be our next James Bond. Though many names have been thrown into the ring for the coveted role of 007 (Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender etc., etc.) the Luther star appears to be on top. And I have to say, it's the right call. (Yep, I went there.) By the way, I’m not the only one who thinks so: In fact, I’d be as bold as to claim that Idris Elba has truly been James Bond all along. I mean, just look at the evidence … picture alliance/Getty Images He Knows How to Multitask DJ by day, secret agent by night? He’s Got a Need for Speed Time to upgrade his ride though. He Has Friends In High Places Pool/Samir Hussein/Getty Images Like Oprah and Prince Harry … He Was Pretty Much Born for the Cover of GQ Slay Idris, slay. He Looks Good in Black Obviously essential for any agent. His Tuxedo Game Is On Point Karwai Tang/Getty Images Um, this is clearly a pre-requisite for a 007 candidate. Like Bond, He's Particular About His Beverages He was all "shaken, not stirred" when he ordered this multivitamin fruit drink (probably). The Ladies (and Gentlemen) Love Him Charley Gallay/Getty Images And perhaps Elba would demand that his female counterpart be given a meatier role ... He's Our Future Husband JK, he's actually Sabrina Dhowre's future husband, but a girl can dream, right?