Move Over, Bond; We Got Idris Elba in Bastille Day

Idris Elba doesn’t need a Bond movie, and he just proved that in the trailer for Bastille Day.

Idris Elba in Bastille Day
Idris Elba in Bastille Day StudioCanal

Last year, there was hoopla over whether Idris Elba would become the first black James Bond. Whereas most of us were giving a resounding “Yassssssss,” there were others who wanted to keep Bond white. 

Then those who were going “Yassssssss” were immediately like, “F–k a Bond movie; Idris needs his own action film.”


And here we have the trailer for Bastille Day

In the movie, Elba plays a CIA agent … and looks good doing it. And he runs. And he uses his accent. And he drives cars really fast … and he looks good doing it. I wrote that twice on purpose.

In conclusion, “Yassssssss, Bond who?” The movie hits theaters April 22.