Idris Elba rumored to be next Bond

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  1. Mike

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    There's been a black spiderman, captain america, giant man, etc. The world didnt end. Also, those versions didn't lead to the previous versions being permanently replaced. They can do more white Bonds after Elba. The character doesn't really have any strong racial component to him. So other than just racism, what is the fucking problem?
     
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    That's the thing too. Listen im by no means a diversity nazi, and I know that bonds most accurate depiction is probably a white man, but weve seen it 20 plus times. 20 times a white guy got to play bond. For a purist, how much can you complain? You had 25 films with a white bond, I think a black bond is okay at this point.
     
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    Did I say he is not?? You are the one who claimed the other guy is british.
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    You stupid or something
     
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    Seriously. Hollywood is always white washing roles. Yet they want to make one character black, for one freaking version of that character, and people flip out. But what if minorities were recast as white people! Dafuq have these people ever seen a movie lol.
     
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    The fact that he's black isn't a problem when having him infiltrate European countries. There's this thing called suspension of disbelief.
     
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    Jesus Christ that was some of the best television I've ever seen.
     
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    The whole point of spycraft is that you cannot spot the spy.

    If you are expecting white guy, this makes sense.
     
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    Yeah when they cast him as Roland I was a bit bothered. But that was because Roland being white is actually important to major plot points in the books. Also, we'd never seen the character onscreen before, and I don't think you should start with an alternate version.


    But they've made dozens of bond films with white guys. Some of those white guys weren't even british, but hey as long as they're white. After Elba they'll probably go back to a white bond. It's telling that nobody against it can offer sound reasoning why, just a bunch of nonsense comparisons to characters that aren't white, where their race actually factors heavily into the plot.
     
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    i dont care.
     
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    Yeah I love this bullshit realism angle. The fuck outta here. Bond movies are outlandish, they are not grounded in reality even a little. Skin color is where suspension of belief stops working for you? Lol ok
     
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    Guy has the tools to play the part perfectly, and I'm generally against racelifts and genderbending for the sake of it.

    Idris Elba could (and possibly will) make a great Bond.

    I'm sure some of the same people whining about Elba potentially playing Bond are also up in arms over Doctor Who too.
     
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    lol do you hear these people? Throw some black people into a tv commercial and suddenly it is leftist indoctrination from (((moguls))) with an "agenda". Rather than an actual representation of reality that content producers in media producing cities see everyday. Will no one weep for the persecuted white male???
     
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    I like Elba - particularly his stint as Michael C Scott’s boss on The Office. I think he would do a good job as a generic Bond-type character but this is just too pandery and cringe inducing. As a character Bond has an established history and lineage. I understand the producers have played with that history over the years but this particular form of playing is for a specific reason that has nothing to do with the drama or the character. Barf!
     
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    does this mean white Bond can't infiltrate Arab, African or Asian countries?
     
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    I doubt he'd be worse than that creepy goblin looking Daniel Craig. The last few Bonds have killed off any interest that I used to have in Bond. Used to be one of my favorite franchises, then it tried so hard to be Borne. Craig is about as suave as Bigfoot Silva. Such a boring series now.
     
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    It's fucking hilarious that a lot of people really believe white men are some persecuted group with everyone out to get them. So delusional.


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    you guys act like Ian Fleming's novels are a religious tome that is blasphemous to alter. No one seemed to care that JESUS OF NAZARETH was depicted as a nordic white man since the midieval period.
     
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    I keep hearing this, but you guys seem to have nothing to back it up. He's a good actor, established, can play action roles. He's british. The mere fact that he isn't white HAS to mean he's getting the role to prove some point, and he's undeserving? Maybe they think he would be good for the part. Why does the mere fact that he's black make that impossible.
     
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    have these guys stopped whining about Heimdall?
     
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