Black James Bond announced

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Gromit, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery Banned

  2. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Official Twitter Liaison Officer

    And it's an audio-book.
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  3. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    Wah gwan M?
  4. gosub

    gosub ~#

    That's like calling Bob Holness cannon
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  5. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    can I have a Pee please Bob
  6. camouflage

    camouflage the usual rigmarole.

    Yup, that's how we all speak. Due to the Jamaican accent being genetic.

    This thread reminds me when they pretended Johnson from the Peep Show as Doctor Who was a possibility... instead that white kid with an elastic face turned up. Nothing against the man but the disappointment.... the disappointment! (matched only by Scotlands failure to escape some time later).
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2015
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  7. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

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  8. youngian

    youngian Well-Known Member

    Oyelowo has already done a highly recommended counter-intuitive spy drama, Complicit. He plays a man who would like to be Bond or Bauer but finds out the hard way the stuffy shirts upstairs have rules for a reason
  9. camouflage

    camouflage the usual rigmarole.

    Bollocks to Bond or Bauer, Bourne is best anyway.;)
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  10. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    Matt Smith. I was hoping Patterson would get the role cos I'd seen him in Neverwhere and he looked just space-wizardy enough to pull it off. Sick coat as well.
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  11. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery Banned

    Doctor Who back 19th September. Just seen the trailer. Part of me thinks don't bother, the last series was crap. Especially if they are dragging Missy back into it.
    But I'll probably still watch it and nurse the disappointment.
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  12. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Missy was inspired & the two eps by Jamie Mathieson were excellent.
  13. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    My thoughts exactly
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  14. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery Banned

    I'm not hating on Missy. I'm hating on Missy being brought back. It was done, dusted. Now have a new idea please.
  15. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Do you know how many times the character has appeared over the last 40 years? Unlike the Daleks s/he never gets boring.
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  16. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    That Graun article says he was born in Oxford to Nigerian parents.
  17. camouflage

    camouflage the usual rigmarole.

  18. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    um. i was recently informed by *someone* involved in the secret research behind the new bond that a black Bond really didnt rate amongst European audiences- especially Germany, Italy and some of the Ex EBlokker countries.I am sure you marketers or whatver will use the proper terminology for this process
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  19. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Probably same rational behind the Chinese shrinking the black guy from the Star Wars poster. Marketing along racial appeal lines or something.

  20. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I read something or other the other day about the next Bond being Jane, rather than James.
  21. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    That's mere speculation and media silliness. Never going to happen.
  22. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    Elba gets to be the gunslinger

    Better than bond

  23. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    Let's wait and see. Never could get into the books, even when I still read King.
  24. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Feck the Halls


    [german accent] "No Mrs Bond, I ain't afraid of no ghosts"
  25. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    How about a gay Bond?
  26. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    There was a suggestion of the current Bond being at least bi in Skyfall. I think that's as far as they will go.
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  27. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    You're right; I forgot about the stuff with Javier Bardem.
  28. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    How about a black Muslim lesbian in a wheelchair? That should cover the bases.
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  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

  30. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery Banned

    Idris is going to have to wait a bit longer.

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