A Black James Bond?

"'I think the role could easily be played by a black actor, because the character created by Ian Fleming in the '50s has undergone a great deal of evolution and continues to be updated,' he said. 'I've always been a fan of Obama. The political ideas that have emerged from his speeches seem to me to be genuine.'"

Actually, I think he's right. If you've ever read the books one thing that sticks with you is that Bond is "in but not of". That is, he's always hobnobbing with the Right People at the Right Club (private clubs 'natch) but always as a guest. An outsider. He is not of the right class to be admitted to these places as a member. His derring-do in service to King and Country are what get him in. Having a black actor play the role would be a nod to that part of the character which has been overlooked in all the Bond movies I can think of.

Comments

Paul Smith Jr. said…
As long as he keeps a British accent. Every now and then, they talk about an American James Bond. That's just not right. Bond is British and must remain that way.

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