Idris Elba is still in the frame to become the next James Bond.
The London-born actor has been persistently linked with the coveted role over recent years and movie boss Barbara Broccoli has reportedly told an industry pal "it is time" for a non-white star to play 007.
Director Antoine Fuqua said Barbara feels the moment has arrived for an ethnic minority actor to play Bond, adding that it will "happen eventually".
He said, according to the Daily Star newspaper: "Idris could do it if he was in shape. You need a guy with physically strong presence. Idris has that."
Idris is one of a number of big-name stars to have been linked with replacing Daniel Craig as Bond.