According to Anthony Horowitz, the writer of an upcoming James Bond novel, Idris Elba is "too street" to play Bond.

Party foul.
Party foul.

Similar to the way fans started campaigning for Donald Glover to play Spider-Man, there has been a fan campaign for Idris Elba to play James Bond in an upcoming movie.

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The current writer of the Bond novels, Anthony Horowitz, was asked about his opinions on the campaign by The Daily Mail (Ian Fleming is dead, so the people who own the rights to the character commission other authors to write new Bond novels). Horowitz told them the following:

Sources: The Daily Mail