All this guy does is win. David is having a hell of a year. Still basking in the success of the box office smash Selma, David is now gearing up for another very important role. That’s right, Mr. 007, himself.
Hold on to your seats, guys, some people seem to be quite upset about the idea of a more…”colorful” James Bond.
you cant have a black james bond. its like having a white shaft
— Robert Henry II (@RobertHenryII) February 28, 2015
The new james bond is black, no more martini's shaken not stirred, rum and coke it is
— Ryan Maylin (@RyanMaylin) August 13, 2015
No no we cant have a black James Bond
— Millonario (@kobhi_nyc) December 21, 2014
THERES NO SUCH THING AS BLACK JAMES BOND
— joe (@joseph_0098) June 8, 2015
— Comrade S كاف (@walsallinfidels) March 28, 2015
Things got a little racist here…but this is Merica…so…
Darn. Sorry you guys feel that way 🙁
But here’s the thing, this isn’t going to be for the big screen…so all of you high strung jerk faces can take a chill pill.
Not gonna lie though, I was hoping my future baby daddy Idris would be playing the part.
Via Independent UK:
After appearing as Martin Luther King to much acclaim in the film Selma, Oyelowo, 39, will portray 007 and other characters in a recording of Trigger Mortis, a new Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz, the Guardian reported.
“I was asked specifically by the [original author Ian] Fleming estate, which is really special,” he said.
“I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say ‘I am the new James Bond’… even saying that name is the cinematic equivalent of doing the ‘to be or not to be’ speech.”
He has form in playing a British security service agent, starring as MI5 officer Danny Hunter in Spooks, the BBC spy drama.
However Oyelowo said another black British actor, Idris Elba, was “ripe” for the screen role of Bond.
Elba, who first found fame after moving to the US to appear in the acclaimed crime drama The Wire, was “a titan on screen, he has all the qualities that you’d want in a James Bond”, Oyelowo said.
“Because films and TV affect culture, a black Bond would be a cultural event, a statement, beyond just entertainment,” he added.
Oyelowo appeared as Henry VI in the Royal Shakespeare Company, a casting decision that was criticised because of the colour of his skin.
Listen. I’m glad there’s a Black James Bond. What’s the big deal? Why is everybody so upset?
Jesus? Is that you? Whatevs. All I’m saying is, if all these real life people can be white on the big screen, James Bond can most certainly be BLACK. Now have a nice day, everybody.