Should a black dude play James Bond next?

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The Bond character is definitely White though, based upon the original works and material.

The only way a non white / non male Bond would work would be if they ret-conned the Bond character as being a designation used at different times by different spies - that would explain the different actors too.
Why? I'm sure most of us can handle a Bond with darker skin tones. FFS it's skin colour and the 21st century. If the best actor for the job happens to be black so fucking what.
 

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Not sure I agree with that one. Shaft and Bond are both characters who are basically the subject of their movies. The same doesn't apply with Boyega's role.

A better comparison might be making Beverley Hills Cop with a white Axel Foley :hehe:
Who could play Axel F anywhere near as good as Eddie Murphy?
 

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Who could play Axel F anywhere near as good as Eddie Murphy?
Why? I'm sure most of us can handle an Axel Foley with lighter skin tones. FFS it's skin colour and the 21st century. If the best actor for the job happens to be white so fucking what.
 

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Why? I'm sure most of us can handle an Axel Foley with lighter skin tones. FFS it's skin colour and the 21st century. If the best actor for the job happens to be white so fucking what.
My point was about the comedy genius that's Eddie Murpgy. Ignoring skin colour, who do you think could play a comedy part as well as he?
 

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My point was about the comedy genius that's Eddie Murpgy. Ignoring skin colour, who do you think could play a comedy part as well as he?
les dennis
 

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Why? I'm sure most of us can handle a Bond with darker skin tones. FFS it's skin colour and the 21st century. If the best actor for the job happens to be black so fucking what.
I've not said people can't?

What I've said is in terms of the series of films as a whole rather than standalone films. The Bond series would tie together far better if the retconning I suggested was used imo....
 

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I've not said people can't?

What I've said is in terms of the series of films as a whole rather than standalone films. The Bond series would tie together far better if the retconning I suggested was used imo....
We're talking about a fictional character in a film series that's always used a lot of licence where science and reality is concerned.

If there was some scientific reason why James bond suddenly had black skin it wouldn't he anywhere near as mad as some of the science we've seen in the series.

The point being its fiction, its make believe, and the characters skin colour really doesn't change the plot
 

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I was up in arms when they announced Dr Who was going to be played by a woman.

Jodie Whittaker ended up being brilliant though
 

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I was up in arms when they announced Dr Who was going to be played by a woman.

Jodie Whittaker ended up being brilliant though
I don't think anyone doubts a woman or a black actor would do a good job, but there's something a bit sinister about the modern trend of supplanting of traditionally white males roles that nobody would think acceptable if it were the other way around.
 

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We need a thread on best Bond girls. Oh. I've had an idea lads. See you in the VIP area.
 

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I don't think anyone doubts a woman or a black actor would do a good job, but there's something a bit sinister about the modern trend of supplanting of traditionally white males roles that nobody would think acceptable if it were the other way around.
Well yes, absolutely.
Racism is of course wrong, opportunities should not be denied to people due to the colour of their skin but I don’t think positive discrimination is the answer.
 

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