Hollywood is looking for a way to breathe new life into the adventures of a certain dashing British secret agent…
No. Not Christopher Steele but Bond, James Bond.
Looking to reboot the longtime franchise for the SJW era, the buzz is beginning to build that once Daniel Craig plays agent 007 for the last time in the upcoming unnamed finale that it could be that Hollywood is ready to bet the house on black.
A black Bond that is and it could be huge after the smashing success of Marvel Comics superhero flick “Black Panther” became more than merely a movie, but a zeitgeist-shifting cultural experience as black America was able to get behind Prince T’Challa and shake their fists at President Donald Trump.
BBC News – Idris Elba stokes Bond rumours with 007-style tweet https://t.co/7NTdUrGB0d
— MAGA News Report (@MagaNewsReport) August 12, 2018
Via the BBC, “Idris Elba stokes Bond rumours with 007-style tweet”:
Days after reports that a producer of the franchise is tipping him to be 007, he posted: “My name’s Elba, Idris Elba”.
Fans are taking it as a big hint that he could be about to take on the role when Daniel Craig leaves next year.
There’ve been rumours linking Idris to the Bond role since 2014, which he’s neither confirmed nor denied.
The 45-year-old actor, best known for his roles in Star Trek, Luther and The Wire, has in the past said he’s too old to take on the famous 007 role.
But, he’s never shied away from the speculation and has said he “feels like a national treasure” being associated with Bond.
Earlier this week, reports said Bond movie boss Barbara Broccoli had said “it is time” for a non-white actor to take on the role.
my name’s Elba, Idris Elba. pic.twitter.com/kEyyaVg8JX
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018
Cinematic visions of the mythical African kingdom of Wakanda served as a balm on the sores on the backs of people of color who for the first time since Barack Obama left the White House were instilled with a sense of self-esteem that freed them from the shackles of white oppression.
Just imagine what a Bond of color would do.
Make that LeBron James Bond.