Idris Elba Is Playing James Bond (in This Mash-Up)

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For some stupid reason, not everyone is onboard with the idea of casting beefy British hunk Idris Elba as the next James Bond. Earlier this month, the author responsible for the official Bond franchise novels said Elba was "too street" for the role, setting off an entirely understandable online kerfuffle (which Elba himself handled with class on his Instagram account). But it got us thinking: What if? The casting idea was entirely hypothetical, but we couldn't help fantasizing about making it a reality. So we got video artists Diane Bullock and Mike Schuster to put together a trailer for the upcoming Daniel Craig–led Bond spectacle Spectre with Elba as 007. Bask in the results.

After you're done basking, watch our past Vulture Remixes, including Miss Piggy lip-syncing to Rihanna and Avengers: Age of Ultron reimagined as a 1995-era action flick. And tune in for new episodes on Mondays!

Footage sources: Luther, The Gunman, Takers, the Spectre trailer, and a Jaguar ad (Jaguar, of course, being Bond's choice of car).