By Isabel Jones
Updated: Aug 10, 2018 @ 5:01 pm

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 …

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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

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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

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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

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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? 

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