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Old 11-02-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Idris Elba: The First Black James Bond???

There's been much discussion lately about Idris Alba being cast as the next Bond.

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Old 11-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #2
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Sigh . . .

Face it. There will never be another George Lazenby.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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Please don't do this.

He'll be blamed for ruining the franchise when the more conservative types choose to stop participating.

They'll try and forget that some others before him in that role weren't that hot either, even when the more conservative types were still participating.

He's a talented guy, create a new franchise for him.
I said a bad word...new.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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Don't count on it.

I suspect the next Bond will be Michael Fessbender.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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I don't know...personally I'm not a big fan of it (same reason I'm not a fan of Jamie Foxx as Electro). The character was written, described, and (and in the case of Electro) drawn as a white character. Elba is a good actor, but I just don't think it makes sense. If Luke Cage or Blade were cast as a white actor, there would be an uproar.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #6
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I think he'd be awesome.

What they need to do is have a movie that explains the 007 designation and James Bond moniker are handed down... then team up Sean Connery, Pierce Brsonan, Daniel Craig, and Idris to hand it over.

Shit would be nuts.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
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I wouldn't have a problem with it -- the guy's awesome -- but I suspect if Broccoli / Wilson ever did cast an African-American as Bond, they would do it at a time when they deem it necessary to reboot the franchise, a la CASINO ROYALE.

With SKYFALL opening huge overseas and likely to do the same domestically, don't see that happening any time soon.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #8
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I don't know...personally I'm not a big fan of it (same reason I'm not a fan of Jamie Foxx as Electro). The character was written, described, and (and in the case of Electro) drawn as a white character. Elba is a good actor, but I just don't think it makes sense. If Luke Cage or Blade were cast as a white actor, there would be an uproar.
Exactly.

I don't see why they have to specifically change an established character. Why not simply create a new black secret agent for Idris Alba?

In the comics world, they never made Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) black. Rather, they introduced a new Green Lantern, John Stewart, who was black.

It could be another agent who works in MI6, perhaps even another double-0. It could start a second franchise to dovetail with the 007 franchise.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:29 PM   #9
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His last name is Elba, not Alba. But whether or not it's him, I like the idea of having a black actor play a Bond-like character, maybe as a different agent - 005 or 008, or whatever. Everything could essentially be the same, but better. I've never been on board with the actors they cast as Bond anyway.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:03 PM   #10
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I don't know...personally I'm not a big fan of it (same reason I'm not a fan of Jamie Foxx as Electro). The character was written, described, and (and in the case of Electro) drawn as a white character. Elba is a good actor, but I just don't think it makes sense. If Luke Cage or Blade were cast as a white actor, there would be an uproar.
Like Dragonball Z, Akira and all the other non-white characters that were whitewashed?

Plus there are hundreds of white characters while the amount of colored characters are limited so the impact of choosing a white actor would be a lot different.

I personally don't agree with casting him as James Bond though.

But I also didn't agree with Daniel Craig playing him.
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