There has been a lot of talk in recent years about who will take over the mantle of James Bond. One name that is frequently brought up in the conversation is Idris Elba. While I have no doubt that Elba would make an exceptional Bond, I have to admit that I prefer another character that I created – DCI John Luther.

For those who aren’t familiar with Luther, the character is the protagonist of the British TV series of the same name. The series, which premiered in 2010, features Elba as the eponymous detective who leads a dedicated team of London police officers on a variety of complex and often dangerous cases.

Over the course of five seasons, Luther has become a beloved character among fans of the show. It’s no surprise, then, that there have been rumblings about bringing Luther to the big screen.

The idea of a Luther film has been discussed for a few years now, but it wasn’t until recently that things started moving forward. Earlier this year, I confirmed that I’m working on a script for a Luther movie, and fans of the series are understandably excited about the prospect.

So why did I choose to bring Luther to the big screen instead of attempting to create another Bond film? For starters, Luther is a character that I know intimately well. I created him, and I’ve helped shape him over the course of five seasons of the show. Bringing him to the big screen allows me to take his story to new heights, and explore his character in a way that I haven’t been able to on television.

Another reason that Luther is such an appealing character is that he’s not your typical detective. He’s a complicated, flawed character who sometimes operates outside of the law in order to achieve justice. He’s a character who is capable of great violence, yet he’s motivated by a fierce sense of loyalty to his colleagues and a deep desire to protect the innocent.

Elba’s portrayal of Luther has been a key factor in the character’s popularity. The actor brings a gravitas and intensity to the role that is impossible to ignore. I can’t imagine anyone else playing the character, and I’m thrilled that he’s expressed interest in reprising the role for the film.

Of course, all of this isn’t to say that I’m not a fan of Bond. I’ve been a fan of the franchise since I was a kid, and I’ve watched every film starring the iconic spy more times than I can count.

And while I think that Elba would be a fantastic Bond, there’s something about Luther that feels more personal to me. Bond is a character that has been around for nearly six decades, and while he’s changed and adapted to the times, there’s always going to be a sense of him that feels old-fashioned.

Luther, on the other hand, feels like a character who is very much of the moment. He’s a character who speaks to the anxieties and concerns of our time, and I think that’s why people have responded so positively to him.

Ultimately, my decision to bring Luther to the big screen rather than attempting to create another Bond film was driven by a desire to explore a character that I know inside and out. I’m excited to see where Luther’s story goes and how audiences respond to it.

Of course, that’s not to say that Luther is a perfect character – far from it. As I mentioned earlier, he’s deeply flawed, and that’s part of what makes him so compelling.

In bringing Luther to the big screen, I’m excited to explore some of those flaws, and to delve deeper into what makes him tick. It’s going to be an exciting journey, and I can’t wait to share it with audiences when it’s ready.

At the end of the day, I’m grateful for the discussions that have taken place about Elba as Bond. It’s important to have those conversations, and to continue pushing for greater inclusivity and diversity in Hollywood.

But for me, Luther will always hold a special place in my heart, and I’m excited to continue exploring his story in new and exciting ways.

In conclusion, Idris Elba would make an exceptional Bond, but I prefer Luther. The character of Luther speaks more personally to me, and I feel that he’s more reflective of the concerns and anxieties of our time. I’m excited to see where his story goes on the big screen, and I have no doubt that Elba will continue to deliver a powerful, intense performance as the character he’s made his own.