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Why shouldn't he?
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Holy schkadoodles yes, of course.

It would be AWESOME
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Why shouldn't he?
I think he should...just curious of other people's opinion. I think the die hard bond fans would disagree!
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James Bond was a Jamaican after all (ish)
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Why?
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It'd be interesting to see how it goes down, lol.
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I'd love to see it, he's a great actor, I reckon he could play Bond quite well.

But people are gonna have an issue with him not being white
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I think there's only so much you can change about a fictional character before they become another character altogether. Admittedly, I don't see James Bond as a black man - and I don't think there's anything racist about that.
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Apparently he shouldn't because "he's not suave enough" ~ Anthony Horowitz 2015
And a "bit too rough, a bit too street" whatever that means!
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No he shouldnt
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I think there's only so much you can change about a fictional character before they become another character altogether. Admittedly, I don't see James Bond as a black man - and I don't think there's anything racist about that.
Where was the outrage when Katniss Everdeen, a girl described as being olive-skinned and having black hair was played by Jennifer Lawrence, a white actor? This is so common that it even has a name, racebending, but apparently, that's fine when it happens to black characters. Idris Elba is objectively a good actor.
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I think so 100%, I'm not a James Bond fan but I'd watch it if he were in it.
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And a "bit too rough, a bit too street" whatever that means!
Ikr what an idiot xD
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A: He's too old for it now really
B: I'm all for equality, but I'm not quite sure how they'd incorporate Bond turning black into the storyline
C: From what I've seen he isn't the right guy for Bond, usually Elba plays some gruff bloke whereas Bond is more refined.

Don't get me wrong, I do love the guy; but I don't think he's right for Bond.

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Maybe.
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Not James Bond, no. The character is white. I hope my comment isn't miscontrued as being racist, I have great respect for Idris Elba.
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And a "bit too rough, a bit too street" whatever that means!
I think it means "a bit too black.".
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He'll be to old when he in finally starts. Daniel Craig is doing one more bond film after spectre meaning it'll be 2020 when new bonds first film is release. Idris will be 47 in 2020 which is to old.
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