Why so much media think Idris Elba would potentially be James Bond?

Dude is 49.

Considering the pace of Bond releases he would be around 53,54 when the first one comes out.
Then do 3-4 movies in 12-15 years like Craig, you end up with a 70-year-old James Bond.

He would be by far the oldest one yet, almost 10 years on Roger Moore. (Not counting the Connery return)

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