LONDON: Crushing Idris Elba's hopes of playing an MI6 agent, Pierce Brosnan has made it clear that the next James Bond will be a white male.
Brosnan said that he (James Bond) would be a male and he would be white. He also dismissed the character played by a woman, saying that the role has to be played by a male as Bond is all male and his name is James, Daily Express reported.
Earlier, 007 author Anthony Horowitz said that Elba was far "too street" to play the MI6 agent. The industry and internet erupted in anger, forcing an apology from the author.