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    I want to see Chiwetel Ejiofor play Bond.
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    (Original post by yabbayabba)
    The first name of the character is James, the character has to be male.

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    Not exactly the biggest stumbling block in the history of mankind is it.
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    (Original post by mojojojo101)
    Not exactly the biggest stumbling block in the history of mankind is it.
    It is when the protagonist of the whole franchise is called James Bond, something which will never change no matter who plays him.
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    Im a pretty racist guy by the standards of squawking tumblr sjws but I like elba so who cares? As long as the actor is from the british isles and male i don't care
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    who cares what Rush Limbaugh says anyway? Not so long ago he was saying companies in the US shouldn't have to cover birth control - meanwhile them paying for Viagra is a-okay ...
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    Even before the Sony hack I thought about Elba being the new James Bond a few years ago. I think he's a very good fit. Bond is a fictional character anyway lol it doesn't matter.
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    (Original post by Tai Ga)
    What on earth is your point? It's authenticity you guys are complaining about, since you like to point out that James Bond was never historically black. If you have such a strong desire to adhere to the facts, then you should take issue with Exodus having an entirely white cast playing the leading roles. Or are you just a hypocrite?
    Using you logic, Idris Elba is a big name, so if it's the status that comes with the leading actor you're worried about, then there shouldn't be any issues.
    Having an actor generally helps in a film
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    He's right. It's gonna suck. Next up, Daniel Radcliffe to play Mike Lowrey in Bad Boys 3.
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    I'm White and find it racist and offensive that Blacks replace Whites in everything, there's even a remake of Annie. James Bond was created by a White person, he is meant to be White.Create a Black spy agent and call him something else.I'll be boycotting this movie if he does get the part.
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    He's wrong, and he's a moron. A posterboy for the right wing blowhards in the US.

    (Original post by Birkenhead)
    I agree with him solely on the grounds that Colin Firth should be the next Bond.
    Nah, I don't think he'd fit the profile to be honest.
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    Nah, I don't think he'd fit the profile to be honest.
    Well, thank God that's all cleared up.
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    (Original post by PureBlood)
    I'm White and find it racist and offensive that Blacks replace Whites in everything, there's even a remake of Annie. James Bond was created by a White person, he is meant to be White.Create a Black spy agent and call him something else.I'll be boycotting this movie if he does get the part.
    :lol: Oh no, one person will be boycotting it should it go ahead? I'm sure that'll hurt them.
    We obviously don't and won't know what Ian Fleming envisioned in terms of the future image of James Bond, but either way times change. I think it would be a good fit because he's a good actor, and it would be good for the franchise as well as the film industry.
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    (Original post by Birkenhead)
    Well, thank God that's all cleared up.
    Quite so. Make sure you run everything by me in the future just to be sure mmmkay?
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    Quite so. Make sure you run everything by me in the future just to be sure mmmkay?
    What would be inappropriate about Firth? I think he would be far better in the role than Craig or Brosnan.
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    A black James Bond would be as absurd as a white Shaft or a Mongolian Superman. Wherein lies the purpose of changing the race of a character that has been on tv for over 50 years and in books for even longer?
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    (Original post by Sam280297)
    Rush Limbaugh has said that Irdis Elba shouldn't be cast as James Bond becuase he is black.

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    Being a Christian, I guess he also takes issue with all of the Europeans who have portrayed Jesus Christ, a Middle Eastern man, over the years, or the numerous white men who have portrayed Shakespeare's Othello.
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    Cast a woman. Call her Jayne Bond. The anti-PC keyboard warriors will explode with outrage.
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    Bond is a fictional character- they're not depicting history. It's not like anyone is saying North West (Kim& Kanye's child) should portray Prince George. It's a black british guy playing a british character! I think Idris is a superb actor and I hope this can come to fruition. Also, I think a genuinely good actor should get the role regardless of skin colour and Idris happens to be amazing especially in Luther- and he would fit the role well.
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    (Original post by Birkenhead)
    What would be inappropriate about Firth? I think he would be far better in the role than Craig or Brosnan.
    He's suarve enough, no doubt about it, but he's so posh I think it's almost a cliché. Also I don't think he's the action sort of guy required. Sure he can do action scenes, but when I watch a Bond movie and there's a fight scene I like it to be rough around the edges rather than obviously coordinated. I'm not entirely convinced Colin Firth could pull it off. I like Daniel Craig though. I think he's done a decent job so far.

    (Original post by Quantex)
    Cast a woman. Call her Jayne Bond. The anti-PC keyboard warriors will explode with outrage.
    A black lesbian. Imagine the outrage.
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    I remember watching Camelot the British TV series a few years ago and wondered why the hell are there black people in it?I suppose it's acceptable to racially destroy Europe and replace it's population with largely Black and South Asian people, then a Black bond isn't a big deal in comparison.Who are the real racists?
 
 
 
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