Idris Elba: I'd Consider Playing James Bond

CNN says:

As a strapping, dapper actor with an English accent, Idris Elba is an obvious choice to play James Bond. But the actor tells NPR that talk of him potentially landing the part is nothing more than gossip.

"It's a rumor," he said on "Morning Edition." "It's a very old rumor. My dad and I were talking about this the other day. I would do it, but I don't want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I 'm saying? Sean Connery wasn't the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn't the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don't want to be called the black James Bond."

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DarkBlood1851d ago

in the case of this theres no grey area to it of course most of the public is going to refer to him as the "Black Bond" theres nothing to it.

there comes the story in mind as well that would be change

Crazay1851d ago

Right or wrong, you make a good point about the "Black Bond". I'm anything but a bond fan so personally I don't care but I suspect there's going to be a rather large contingent of people who would be PISSSED!!!

DarkBlood1850d ago

and i suppose you could say im a daniel craig fan then a bond fan had it been anyone else things might of rolled differently so in a way its about the actor no?

Christopher1850d ago

Never considered him a 'ladies man' nor has he ever displayed the personality of a dangerous go-getter who jet sets around the world with many tools.

Chiwetel Ejiofor or Anthony Mackie.

iamnsuperman1850d ago

I have no objections for bond going black but it would be just a publicity stunt. Kind of like if Bond went female. I am not sure people will like either of them because it would be done for publicity. Craig is a good bond. Bringing back to the routes of bond. Who ever the next bond is they must do the same. No going back to pre Craig bond. Way to corny

Quagmire1850d ago

Black Bond? Why not Asian Bond, or Mexican Bond, or Egyptian Bond? Why is it that after white it automatically has to be black?

Lord_Sloth1850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )

Because we're the only 2 races referred by our color color and are opposite words.

Red=Blue Gold=Silver Black=White up=down etc...

Not defending the choices or anything, just layin down facts.

JL1850d ago

I'm not really keen on a "Black Bond". Why even do that? If they wanted to put him as the lead in a Bond movie, then just go the way that the Bourne franchise is going: a new actor means a new character. Same world, same agency, same badass type of agent. Just a different agent. He doesn't have to be the actual James Bond character.

hazelamy1850d ago

but new actor = new character, isn't really a rule that applies to bond though is it?
so far there have been six actors playing bond in the movies.
seven if you count David Niven in that sixties spoof version of casino royale.

i don't know why people are so fixated on the guy's skin colour.
i'd worry more about if he could do justice to the role, and from what i've seen of his work, i think he'd do great.

personally though i'd love to see what Clive Owen could do with bond.

JL1850d ago

I'm aware there have been multiple people play bond. And I'm not saying that's entirely right either. It kind of annoys me when they try to just switch up actors, but want to ride on the coattails of a previously established character.

Like I said, if the studio wants to cash in on the popularity of the franchise, then do it how the new Bourne movie will be. It will still have the title, but it's a new character. Or Mission Impossible. They're having Cruise pass the torch to Jeremy Renner and Renner will play a new character to continue the franchise rather than being Ethan Hunt.

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