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James Bond survey finds favour for black 007

FAN FAVOURITE: Idris Elba

THE DISCUSSION behind who will replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond has been an ongoing one, with many hoping that Idris Elba will take on the coveted role.

And in a new survey, conducted by The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult, over 2000 Americans supported the idea of a black 007.

Fifty-two percent of those surveyed said they could get behind a black Bond actor, with the number shooting up to 63 percent when asked about Elba in the role specifically.

However, the participants were more tepid about a Hispanic Bond with only 19 percent of adults strongly support this casting and only 17 percent of adults supporting the idea of an Asian Bond.

With discussion circulating about the possibility of a female Bond, many survey participants seem to be against it. The idea of Bond being played by a woman received the support of 19 percent of men, and surprisingly, only 20 percent of women. However, according to Yahoo Entertainment, there is a generation gap in this response as Millennials were more likely to approve of a female 007 compared with older generations.

The idea that received the least support was making James Bond gay, with only 15 percent strongly in favor, while the idea of making Bond a U.S citizen gained 32 percent of support.

The 25th James Bond film is currently in production, with True Detective‘s Cary Joji Fukunaga at the helm, making him the first American to direct a Bond film.

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