- Rumours abound that Idris Elba could be the next James Bond
- However, a humorous KZN pensioner is having none of it
- He claims he's the next 007 — and has become the talk of town as a result
According to persistent rumours, popular actor Idris Elba could be chosen as the next James Bond to succeed Daniel Craig.
However, John Gardener, a hilarious pensioner in KwaZulu-Natal, is having none of it. He has become the talk of his retirement village after claiming he's the next 007, The Mercury reports.
John believes he has all the qualities to take on the legendary film role along with his beloved dog, Roxy the Foxy. He describes Foxy as a "fully trained undercover agent."
The rib-cracking John said:
Speculation was rife that Elba is to be the next James Bond but, splendid fellow though he undoubtedly is, I’m afraid that I must burst his bubble.
He explained that he possesses all the charisma and rugged features for the perfect James Bond. Apparently, the film franchise's talent scouts couldn't resist him as a result.
John further joked that his wheelchair will be fitted with the necessary gadgets and life-saving technological marvels required for such a demanding role.
These include flamethrowers, a turbocharger, and seat ejector. He said fans at his retirement village are already asking him for autographs.
In typical 007's cryptic fashion, John said he could not reveal too many details:
What I can reveal, however, is that the old code 007 is being dropped and that, in honour of my age, I will be identified as agent 0074. Watch the press for further details!
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