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2014-01-05 08:37:24 PM  
I thought Sean Combs was going to be the Black James Bond.
 
2014-01-05 09:33:30 PM  
i was rooting for Isaach De Bankolé anyway
 
2014-01-05 09:47:51 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: I thought Sean Combs was going to be the Black James Bond.


Tyler Perry presents Tyler Perry as James Bond directed by Tyler Perry.
 
2014-01-05 10:40:23 PM  
He would be awesome as James Bond. Idris was really good in the Wire and didn't know until later that he was an actor from England. No accent whatsoever and he played his character well. His current series Luther is good, at least the first season I've seen.

He couldn't really play Bond though because according to Megyn Kelly, James Bond is white.
 
2014-01-05 10:44:23 PM  

skinink: He would be awesome as James Bond. Idris was really good in the Wire and didn't know until later that he was an actor from England. No accent whatsoever and he played his character well.


I had only seen Elba in The Wire, and had no idea he actually had a British accent.  Totally threw me for a loop.

Kinda like hearing James Marsters (Spike from Buffy/Angel) interviewed and hearing him without his British accent.  Can't quite wrap my brain around it.
 
2014-01-05 10:45:36 PM  

skinink: He would be awesome as James Bond. Idris was really good in the Wire and didn't know until later that he was an actor from England. No accent whatsoever and he played his character well. His current series Luther is good, at least the first season I've seen.

He couldn't really play Bond though because according to Megyn Kelly, James Bond is white.


I just want to see him be a badass with his natural accent more often.

As Bond, though...I dunno. Is it racist to think that maybe that would be too drastic a change for the character?

/is black
//likes Craig in the role as it is, anyway
///if they decide to embrace the multiple Bonds fan theory, though, then I say fark it. Let's roll, and there's probably no one better or cooler to do it
 
2014-01-05 10:47:14 PM  

Gratch: skinink: He would be awesome as James Bond. Idris was really good in the Wire and didn't know until later that he was an actor from England. No accent whatsoever and he played his character well.

I had only seen Elba in The Wire, and had no idea he actually had a British accent.  Totally threw me for a loop.

Kinda like hearing James Marsters (Spike from Buffy/Angel) interviewed and hearing him without his British accent.  Can't quite wrap my brain around it.


Same here.  And not only was he doing an American accent, he was doing a very regionally specific one with all the slang that comes with it.  It was very well done and underrated at the time.
 
2014-01-05 10:51:08 PM  
Well, live and let die.
 
2014-01-05 10:57:51 PM  
He's getting old to be Bond. That's the only problem I can see with him being cast.
 
2014-01-05 11:03:25 PM  
I really wanted him to be the next Doctor.  :(

That or do a bunch of more Luther runs.
 
2014-01-05 11:04:25 PM  

Clutch2013: As Bond, though...I dunno. Is it racist to think that maybe that would be too drastic a change for the character?


I don't think so. But then again, why not go all out and put Michelle Rodriguez as Bond and have Jennifer Lawrence play the Bond girl. That should cover a lot of bases.
 
2014-01-05 11:08:55 PM  

rhiannon: Clutch2013: As Bond, though...I dunno. Is it racist to think that maybe that would be too drastic a change for the character?

I don't think so. But then again, why not go all out and put Michelle Rodriguez as Bond and have Jennifer Lawrence play the Bond girl. That should cover a lot of bases.


...I think...I think I like how you think.

/heading for bunk
 
2014-01-05 11:33:21 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: That or do a bunch of more Luther runs.


Luther is done, and it ended just the way it should have.

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: He's getting old to be Bond. That's the only problem I can see with him being cast.


I'd love to see him playing George Smiley, or something like that character, but with a little more menace. (Part of the genius of Smiley is that he doesn't care whether or not he gets out alive; he's not a fighter, he's a fatalist).
 
2014-01-05 11:33:45 PM  
I think he should stretch his acting skillz a bit and play the role as white James Bond....
 
2014-01-05 11:34:30 PM  
Who's the black British spy
That's a sex machine to all the chicks?
Bond, James Bond

/Ya damn right!
 
2014-01-05 11:46:29 PM  

DemoKnite: Gratch: skinink: He would be awesome as James Bond. Idris was really good in the Wire and didn't know until later that he was an actor from England. No accent whatsoever and he played his character well.

I had only seen Elba in The Wire, and had no idea he actually had a British accent.  Totally threw me for a loop.

Kinda like hearing James Marsters (Spike from Buffy/Angel) interviewed and hearing him without his British accent.  Can't quite wrap my brain around it.

Same here.  And not only was he doing an American accent, he was doing a very regionally specific one with all the slang that comes with it.  It was very well done and underrated at the time.


I can remember way back when I heard the actor who played Higgins on Magnum PI speak. I was not expecting a Texas twang.
 
2014-01-05 11:48:13 PM  
like dr. who the actor after next will be a woman
it may be a black woman
but def a woman
 
2014-01-05 11:51:37 PM  
Want Sarah Michelle Gellar to play Bond
 
2014-01-05 11:59:43 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Want Sarah Michelle Gellar to play Bond


A Jane Bond who goes after supernatural spies?
 
2014-01-06 12:23:42 AM  
As long as 007 is English and charming, I don't care what color he is.
 
2014-01-06 12:26:36 AM  

skinink: He would be awesome as James Bond. Idris was really good in the Wire and didn't know until later that he was an actor from England. No accent whatsoever and he played his character well. His current series Luther is good, at least the first season I've seen.

He couldn't really play Bond though because according to Megyn Kelly, James Bond is white.


James Bond is white
 
2014-01-06 12:26:41 AM  

skinink: He would be awesome as James Bond. Idris was really good in the Wire and didn't know until later that he was an actor from England. No accent whatsoever and he played his character well. His current series Luther is good, at least the first season I've seen.

He couldn't really play Bond though because according to Megyn Kelly, James Bond is white.

www.cinemablend.comEven though your just putting words in her mouth, she would be right if she said it.
 
2014-01-06 12:27:11 AM  

Trik: like dr. who the actor after next will be a woman
it may be a black woman
but def a woman


Bond cannot be a woman. That is blasphemy.
 
2014-01-06 12:27:23 AM  
don't see him in the role. not {believably} charismatic enough.
 
2014-01-06 12:28:53 AM  

justinguarini4ever: Bond cannot be a woman. That is blasphemy.


Greatest way to confuse the enemy.
Go against canonical rules
 
2014-01-06 12:34:24 AM  
He would me much better as the bad guy in a Bond movie. Perhaps a former 00 agent.
 
2014-01-06 12:35:53 AM  

Gratch: skinink: He would be awesome as James Bond. Idris was really good in the Wire and didn't know until later that he was an actor from England. No accent whatsoever and he played his character well.

I had only seen Elba in The Wire, and had no idea he actually had a British accent.  Totally threw me for a loop.

Kinda like hearing James Marsters (Spike from Buffy/Angel) interviewed and hearing him without his British accent.  Can't quite wrap my brain around it.


Or that doctor chappie, whatsisname...House.
 
2014-01-06 12:48:26 AM  
Jaleel Bond just does have the same ring...

Jerome Bond?
Jermaine Bond?
Dacron Bond?
 
2014-01-06 01:10:17 AM  

rhiannon: Clutch2013: As Bond, though...I dunno. Is it racist to think that maybe that would be too drastic a change for the character?

I don't think so. But then again, why not go all out and put Michelle Rodriguez as Bond and have Jennifer Lawrence play the Bond girl. That should cover a lot of bases.


I love the idea, but there's apparently a rule concerning Michelle Rodriguez that can't be broken.
 
2014-01-06 01:13:43 AM  
I think a black bond would be the best thing to happen to the franchise right now.
 
2014-01-06 01:18:52 AM  

SpdrJay: I think he should stretch his acting skillz a bit and play the role as white James Bond....


I like the cut of your gibberish.
 
2014-01-06 01:21:16 AM  
Too bad....I think he could do an awesome job in that role.

IMHO....Bond should always be played by a Brit....so he has that going for him, which is nice.
 
2014-01-06 01:23:43 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: I thought Sean Combs was going to be the Black James Bond.



I heard it was Kanye West....which would be awesome.
 
2014-01-06 01:25:16 AM  
It would be fun to see Bond getting pulled over all the time.
 
2014-01-06 01:32:17 AM  

RatMaster999: Jaleel Bond just does have the same ring...

Jerome Bond?
Jermaine Bond?
Dacron Bond?


The name's Bond. Lamont Bond.
 
2014-01-06 01:35:46 AM  

Bootysama: RatMaster999: Jaleel Bond just does have the same ring...

Jerome Bond?
Jermaine Bond?
Dacron Bond?

The name's Bond. Darnel Bond.


FTFY
 
2014-01-06 01:44:14 AM  
I thought he was incredible in both The Wire and Luther. If you haven't seen either I highly recommend them. Luther was a surprise and I hope they have another season but from everything I read it sounds like it is dead in the water. I know the BBC likes to only have a few episodes per season but only 4-6 was way to low for Luther.
 
2014-01-06 01:52:14 AM  
Able sir, did Idris Elba?
 
2014-01-06 02:53:49 AM  

skinink: He couldn't really play Bond though because according to Megyn Kelly Ian Fleming and the Broccoli family, James Bond is white.


FTFY.

People like you are as bad as the 'Dumbledore isn't gay' clowns. The series author wrote him Bond as a white British guy. The current movie rights holders film Bond as a white British guy.

How about instead of insisting that Bond needs to be played in blackface for a co-opted multiracial U.K., somebody comes up with a new series featuring a kick-ass black guy from an up-and-coming African country? He can fight against corrupt Chinese industrialists! And cruel Arab human traffickers! And megalomaniac American NGO/cult leaders!

Set the action in the most scenic places in Africa -- of which there are many -- and other worldwide cities as required. Give some love to the African national film industries. I'd watch the heck out of a series like that -- and so would the 1.1 billion Africans.
 
2014-01-06 02:59:23 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: He's getting old to be Bond. That's the only problem I can see with him being cast.


Sadly. Still, I could go for a manly older Bond.
 
2014-01-06 03:00:24 AM  

fusillade762: JasonOfOrillia: I thought Sean Combs was going to be the Black James Bond.

Tyler Perry presents Tyler Perry as James Bond directed by Tyler Perry.


He also appears as Pussy Galore.
 
2014-01-06 03:26:36 AM  

skinink: He would be awesome as James Bond. Idris was really good in the Wire and didn't know until later that he was an actor from England. No accent whatsoever and he played his character well. His current series Luther is good, at least the first season I've seen.

He couldn't really play Bond though because according to Megyn Kelly, James Bond is white.


Yes, he'd be a great Bond. As for the Wire, his pronunciation of "mau-fawker" is my only criticism of that genius show.
 
2014-01-06 03:33:27 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: fusillade762: JasonOfOrillia: I thought Sean Combs was going to be the Black James Bond.

Tyler Perry presents Tyler Perry as James Bond directed by Tyler Perry.

He also appears as Pussy Galore.


That would be Sharkeshia G'alore in that version.
 
2014-01-06 03:38:15 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: I thought he was incredible in both The Wire and Luther. If you haven't seen either I highly recommend them. Luther was a surprise and I hope they have another season but from everything I read it sounds like it is dead in the water. I know the BBC likes to only have a few episodes per season but only 4-6 was way to low for Luther.


Luther and Wire
Two of my all time favorite shows.
Omar's coming.


FARKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
 
2014-01-06 03:41:19 AM  

Hoopy Frood: Able sir, did Idris Elba?


you
win
 
2014-01-06 04:00:36 AM  
I haven't seen The Wire, but I heard he had to fool the casting agents, as they were looking for Baltimore natives.

I enjoyed him in the Thor movies as Heimdal, and in Pacific Rim.
 
2014-01-06 05:01:42 AM  
I love how you racists always overlook the fine people of Asia when it comes to roles like this.  It's always "black Bond" and "white Bond" but you never hear "yellow Bond".
 
2014-01-06 05:38:53 AM  

stonelotus: I love how you racists always overlook the fine people of Asia when it comes to roles like this.  It's always "black Bond" and "white Bond" but you never hear "yellow Bond".


Because when he orders his martini shaken, and not stirred, he has to be taller than the bar.
 
2014-01-06 06:07:02 AM  

stonelotus: I love how you racists always overlook the fine people of Asia when it comes to roles like this.  It's always "black Bond" and "white Bond" but you never hear "yellow Bond".


I know this is a joke post, but why can't Bond be white and be done with it?   What is the obsession with the equal oppotunity brigage farking with everything?  Dr Who should be a woman next time...  why should he be a woman next time?  Dr Who has always been a man, John Rambo has always been a man, that's how it is! James Bond has always been a white upper class English toff because upper class English toffs are white. It's not racist, its reality.  Do women really want Dr Who to be a woman because it's not fair on women that he's always a man?  Do Black people feel offended because James Bond is White?  I would wager not!  (maybe if they are proper militant)

Some things you just don't fark with.  And it's got nothing to do with race.  You would'nt re-make Jaws and make the shark a Killer Whale.  Same principle applies - It's stupid.

/ A Black man
// Kidding
/// Or am I?
//// If James Bond was played by a Black Actor, are White males allowed to be offended?
 
2014-01-06 06:20:43 AM  

stonelotus: I love how you racists always overlook the fine people of Asia when it comes to roles like this.  It's always "black Bond" and "white Bond" but you never hear "yellow Bond".


We already had an Asian Bond.  It was Sean Connery in "You Only Live Twice".
 
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