Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ready For A Black Bond?

Current James Bond actor, Daniel Craig has visions of his successor being black
Craig says: "I'm a real fan of Obama because I like his political ideas. And I think it's the right moment for a black James Bond. If we can have a black US President, I think we might have reached the moment for a new kind of 007.

"I think the role could easily be played by a black actor, because the character created by Ian Fleming in the 50s has undergone a great deal of evolution and continues to be updated."

His comments have sparked a wave of media outlets speculating on which black actor would be right for the role should a Black Bond ever come to pass. Names being tossed around include Taye Diggs, Jamie Foxx, Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore, Michael Ealy, Terrence Howard, and even Seal! Weird!

The only suggestion I've heard that I could get behind is Idris Elba, he has the rugged good looks, and the accent of course. I'd give it a chance.

Interestingly, A black man has been considered to play Bond before. British actor Colin Salmon, was in talks to take over the role.

I don't know his work, but I think the look is OK.

1 comment:

Avyanka said...

If Idris was a Bond then I might actually go see a Bond flick...
I <3 him.