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David Oyelowo — And NOT Idris Elba — Will Be The Next James Bond!

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The next actor to play James Bond has officially been announced, and it's… David Oyelowo!

No, the Selma star won't be replacing Daniel Craig!

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David has been handpicked by the estate of creator Ian Fleming to voice the iconic character in a new audio book entitled Trigger Mortis.

The award-winning actor was humbled by the casting, saying:

"I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say: ‘I am the new James Bond' — even saying that name is the cinematic equivalent of doing the 'to be or not to be' speech. I was asked specifically by the Fleming estate, which is really special."

This may just be for a book, but it's not a bad first step for the movies!

Though Idris Elba has long been discussed by fans as a potential replacement for Daniel Craig, someone the Fleming estate loves could have an edge when that time comes!

FYI, Oyelowo is the second black actor to portray 007. In 2012, Hugh Quarshie did the honors in an audio book of the classic Dr. No.

[Image via Phil Lewis/WENN.]

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