Idris Elba Looks Buff as Ever, Makes Us Want Him to Play James Bond Even More

by John Boone 2:25 PM PDT, September 16, 2015
Playing Idris Elba Looks Buff as Ever, Makes Us Want Him to Play James Bond Even More

Haaaaaaaay, Idris.

Idris Elba is looking buffer than ever shooting Star Trek Beyond, and a source exclusively tells ET that the 43-year-old actor has been running every morning and fitting in workouts whenever possible. Plus, he has been eating right, apparently subscribing to Fitness Foods' delivery service for organic meals.

Photo: GSI Media

It shows.

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Elba could be ramping up his workouts for a million reasons -- and, let’s be honest, he was already fit AF -- but we’re holding out hope that he’s getting himself physically ready to play 007. It’s probably wishful thinking, seeing as Spectre isn’t even in theaters yet, but...

These could definitely be James Bond arms?

Photo: GSI Media

The interest in Elba playing Bond, while nothing new, was recently reignited after novelist Anthony Horowitz, said Elba was “too street” for the role. (We strongly disagreed.)

Elba responded in good humor and, around the same time, told Variety that rumors he was in discussion for the role were “all rumor-ville,” but said, “If it was to happen, there you go -- the will of the nation.”

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Meanwhile, Vulture has spliced clips from Luther and Takers, among other Elba projects, into the Spectre trailer to show what it would be like if Elba were cast as Bond.

Yeah, we’d see that movie.

Anyway, remember when Elba joked about his mysterious bulge pictures?