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Idris Elba doesn’t want to play James Bond, but  is down to make some changes to the James Bond film franchise.

Despite being fan cast as the next 007 by just about every person on the Internet with a Twitter handle, Elba has remained consistently distant from the world’s request. However, he does have a few ideas on who the next super secret spy could be … and it isn’t a guy.

“Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?” Elba asked while at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at the Sundance Film Festival. “Could be a woman, could be a black woman, could be a white woman, but I think, that character, everybody would like to see it have — do something different with it, why not?”

Elba was on the panel speaking about his directorial debut, “Yardie,” but paused to reflect on the future of the British Secret Service.

Potential women Bonds however will have some time to prepare for the audition process, as Daniel Craig still has one more sequel to make for the storied franchise, marking the 25th installment and expected out in 2019.

For the record Craig thinks Elba would make a great Bond. We’ll have to see how he feels about a female replacement next time we catch up with him.

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