Bond Girl Naomie Confirms Idris Talks to Be First Black 007

Alison Maloney, The Sun, October 26, 2012

Idris Elba has been considered for the role of James Bond, according to Naomie Harris.

The Skyfall Bond Girl—who is set to star with The Wire actor in Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom—confirmed that he met with movie chiefs to discuss becoming the first black 007 when Daniel Craig stepped down.

She said: “I didn’t realise that there was this talk and then I did a film with Idris and he said that he met (Bond producer) Barbara Broccoli and that it does seem like there is a possibility in the future that there could very well be a black James Bond.

“I would have to vote for Idris because I just finished working with him and he’s a great guy.”

Naomi Harris and Daniel Craig

Daniel has now signed up for two more movies, which may scupper Idris’s chance.

The Brit has always played down talk of becoming the next actor to play the iconic spy, and insisted his colour is irrelevant.

Last year he said: “It’s a rumour. I just don’t want to be the black James Bond. Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond, and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond, so if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond.”

But he joked that if he met with studio executives he would impress them with some 007 style stunts.

He said: “I’d not only get in the cab, but I’d take the taxi driver out of the car, hostage, jump out while it was moving, jump onto a pedal bike that was just past the door as I got on it, and then get onto a plane—on the wing—land on top of Sony Studios, slide through the air conditioning, and land in the office.

“I’m never shaken or stirred.”

Idris Elba

  • http://twitter.com/baldowl baldowl

    They managed to get one in “Thor,” didn’t they?  If film makers can make the great leap required to get a black guy into a movie based in Norse mythology, they can make one (the same one, incidentally) into an iconic British spy.  And then they can watch their profits plummet as white movie goers stay home to watch Connery, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig portray 007.

    • ConantheContrarian

      Don’t forget Lazenby, who wasn’t half-bad as Bond.

      • http://twitter.com/baldowl baldowl

         I only forgot his name. 

  • GrahamChapmanArmy

    There were Black Bond girls and female paramours of color in a few of the films since the 70s; its a film franchise. The idea of a  Black James Bond is stupid though and will never happen unless like Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman who is half Mestizo (not European Spanish, I checked), the actor looks all white.  Not really that important.

  • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

    With all the alleged creative brilliance blacks claim to possess, why can’t they come up with their own fictional heroes? Why do they have to depend on co-opting our fictional characters?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RORAJVG7LJJZECDJIILHJBE7U So CAL Snowman

       They claim to hate us but they want to remake ALL of OUR Culture with a black face!

      • IstvanIN

         Because they have no culture.

        • The__Bobster

          Yes, even their culture is fictional.

      • College Street Jed

        It’s to prevent us from bonding with White faces. (Ignore the pun.)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

        And our fictional characters, each with an IQ lowered by 30 points.

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

       Don’t you remember “Shaft?”  “Right on,…. he’s known as the sex machine to all the chicks!”

      • dukem1

         He’s a complicated man, no one understands him but his woman….

        • Sherman_McCoy

          Shut up yo mouth!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WP6FBJWJYEU7S6TMNJS5D2BB5M Luis

            “Who’s the cat that won’t cop out, 
            When there’s trouble all about?’

            “John Shaft”.

      • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

         I believe the author of the Shaft books was white.

        Ernest Tidyman was one of the few White individuals to ever receive an NAACP
        Image Award, due to his iconic character

        http://worldofhurtonline.com/tag/blaxploitation/

        It took the creative efforts of a white man to create an iconic black hero.

        • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

           That doesn’t surprise me at all on any level.

          Thanks for the information.  It does help those paying attention realize the damage unthinking whites do to themselves and certainly to their “children.”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RORAJVG7LJJZECDJIILHJBE7U So CAL Snowman

    It’s only a matter of time before we see “THE George Washington” starring Will Smith

    Tagline : We’re going Black to the Past

    • dukem1

       “Black to the past.”  That should get you tenure as a History Prof at USC!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DWRR6EAKLI27HLDOV3K6PTHLVQ Brian

    Something tells me this new 007 movie wont quite match the ticket numbers of previous installments. 

    You can fill the media and universities with this garbage, but you can’t force people to consume it on their own time and with their own money. Guess they didn’t learn anything from “Red Tails”.

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

       I think it will go over like that film about the Tuskegee Airmen, which bombed (pun intended).

      But I never was a fan of Bond films.  They are too silly for me.  I saw Goldfinger when I was a teenager in 1965.  I was laughing at the names of women and Bond’s corny sex appeal even then.  I found the Pink Panther movies to be far better because they were early spoofs of such heroes.  I have to admit that when Michale Myers came out with the Austin Powers spoofs, I found them hilarious, but merely an extension of what the Bond films were themselves.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    This is just another chapter in the negrification of everything.  I actually saw a spot on tv for the new show “Once Upon a Time.”  Guinevere was greeted by a BLACK Sir Lancelot.  This is becoming ridiculously predictable!

    However, I just watched the NY Met’s version of Wagner’s Ring cycle, all four parts.  They did a great job of casting.  I didnt’ like that they had a black as Albrecht, but  when you stop and think about the meaning of his actions, destroying the world and bringing down Valhalla, it fits; it only requires one black to ruin everything.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RORAJVG7LJJZECDJIILHJBE7U So CAL Snowman

     I agree, Hollywood is NOT stupid when it comes to the bottom line.  Remember how much trouble George Lucas had trying to find a studio to produce and distribute “Red Fails’?  He had to spend $50 million of his OWN money just to make the film because none of the studios would touch a movie like that with an almost all black cast.

  • ConantheContrarian

    I have a great idea. Why doesn’t some black writer create a black secret agent who has all sorts of adventures saving the world from the machinations of Tea Partiers, Bible Belt Christians, Neo-Nazi skinheads, Afrikaners, and octogenarian White Zimbabwean farmers? The world would be safe for Disingenuous White Liberals, Neo-cons, and Progressives.

    Sarcasm off/

    • Easyrhino1

      They already have, his name is Obama.

      • ConantheContrarian

        The only problem is that he isn’t so secret.

  • Easyrhino1

    Heard also they’re making a Nelson Mandela movie starring Brad Pitt!

  • http://twitter.com/snowmagician Robert Won Kang

    The first black Bond girl ever is Halle Berry in 007 Die another day

    The first non-white Bond girl ever is Michelle Yeoh in 007 Tomorrow Never Dies

    Michelle was born in Malaysia

    Die Another Day did quite well in the box office. It made 432 million dollars I am a bit surprised. Maybe a very large part of the revenue came from girls who wanted to see James?

    Well I have a feeling that if they ever use the first ever black James, then the bond girl will be a platinum blond woman just to slap all white men in the face

    And of course the villain will be a white guy

    The most desirable situation is a white James/Girl,

    But if they do choose a black man to be the next Bond

    Then I hope that version of 007 uses an Asian or Hispanic or Black bond girl

    • Bantu_Education

      Dont forget Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama) in “You only live twice” (1966).

      Also featured in that movie one of the best Bond double-entendre quips – Bond is on the phone to London as he’s sitting in bed with a Chinese girl – he says to M “I have to go now, something big has just come up..!”  

      Also IMO the best-ever Bond theme song by Nancy Sinatra.     

  • Easyrhino1

    No doubt if this casting goes through the new Bond will order his malt liquor shaken, not stirred.

    • ConantheContrarian

      That, sir, is clever.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Or, he”ll switch to Courvoisier.

    • Maresy_Doats

       Or his Grape Drank shizzled, not hizzled.

  • Detroit_WASP

    A sad day for us of English descent. 

    I can hear it now…..”Black…. James Black”  And of course he will have white women hanging all over him.   He will drive a Chrysler 300 with 22 inch gold rims and a “Sagittarius” sticker in the rear window and an Obama bumper sticker.  He will be dressed in a $400.00 green sweat suit and Air Jordans.  His drink will be a 40 oz of Colt 45….stirred, not shaken.   

    His secret weapsons will include:

    1.  An afro wig that converts to a life raft and fishing pole to go carp fishing.
    2.  Obama decoder ring.
    3.  A Rolex watch that converts to a bridge card….or machine gun depending if he wants to buy or rob.

    I would have been happier with a black Austin Powers!    Yeah momma….YEAH!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QhCHcyJh-I

    • College Street Jed

      Washington and Jefferson will come back into history books as blacks, because Whites shouldn’t be proud of anything, and the imagery shows that blacks own everything.

    • MarcusTrajanus

       Nah, they’ll make him just like the old Bond, only black. He’ll be smart, educated, articulate, stylish, etc. You’re spot on about the White women all over him, though not in the first movie. At first the women will be light skinned mulattas, mestizas, Middle Eastern or unidentifiable, just to get us used to it.

  • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

    I think the estate of Ian Fleming should sue.

    • College Street Jed

      They’ll get Obama Bucks to fund the “transformation”.

  • dukem1

    I’m due in LA next week for a first read-through.
    Gonna be the first white Ray Charles.
    Another first for us!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SVXVW3GTZ2ES4KXN6WW3WMI4KI Luca

    “The name is Bond, Jameel Bond.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7TUX5FLXPJULCT66AR6TMN2SZM robert g

      I kind of thinking “Bond, Tyrone Bond” and his Bond Girl “Latrina”.

  • IKantunderstand

    I hate to break the news to you guys, but frankly, the Hollywood elites will soon not care if you want to buy tickets to their movies.  There are so many people of color being allowed into White countries  who  White people support by working hard and paying taxes, that those people of color will be able to support movies with colored heroes in them, because all their other needs will have been met by White taxpayers. Do you get it now? And, when that happens, I can guarantee that all the Bond girls will be White.

    • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

       All movies today are cast to create a mix of characters to appeal to a diverse audience. If you have a black Bond, he will appeal to blacks. To counter this, they need a non-black actress to appeal to the white members of the audience.

      I’m 99% certain she’ll be white. If not, Asian or other. They can’t cast a black female as a Bond girl because then it would be considered a black film and fewer whites would be interested in seeing it.

      • http://twitter.com/Herceg Der Man

        Why do you think whites likes to se a white woman with a black man?

        • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

           From reading the comments from whites on the movie ‘Thor’, I don’t believe most whites see the racial dynamic that’s being thrown in their faces.

          The comments I read during the ‘Thor’ controversy was that most whites simply accepted a black character because to them, ‘it was only a movie’.

          That’s part of the problem. Whites are far too accepting of these casting choices because they see it only as a movie and they aren’t picking up on the reasons for these racial choices.

          Whites, I’m sorry to say, are to a large extent, ‘color blind’. Unlike blacks and Hispanics, whites only see the entertainment value. Just look at how Hispanics reacted to a white Hispanic Disney character. Whites simply don’t respond that way.

          Why? I don’t know. 

    • 5n4k33y35

      Exactly right. There is enough diversity already to make a black James Bond a financial success. It would kill the franchise, and the Feminists and the NAACP wouldn’t lose any sleep over that.

      I oppose the idea on the grounds that it’s part of a greater project of Cultural Marxism to weaken the psychological defenses of white society as our ancestral homelands are colonized. 

    • Barrack Osama

      Non-whites don’t want to see them either.

  • The__Bobster

    I see they just released a magic Afrovoodoo movie about a heroic pilot. Scratch that one from my list.

    • College Street Jed

      I won’t go see Atlas Shrugged II  because a voodoo Diversity is cast as Eddie Willers.

      Ayn Rand was a hateful beotch, but what would she think of that, good Whiteys all want to know.

  • The__Bobster

    I’m still laughing at the thought of a skinny congoid Secret Service agent being passed off as normal right after the Civil War.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7TUX5FLXPJULCT66AR6TMN2SZM robert g

    Can you say, “death to a movie franchise?” I haven’t seen Hollywood come up with another Wild, Wild West movie since they decided Will Smith was going to play the lead character. The problem with going “black” is that blacks then want to claim ownership and will cry racism the minute you think of going back to “white”.

    • Sloppo

      They might as well let James Bantu put on a leather jacket and waterski over a jump with a shark swimming in front of it.  

      • Sherman_McCoy

        The name is ‘Boon.  Ba ‘Boon.

    • Bantu_Education

      Assuming Obongo wins next weeks election, the same thing is going to happen when the Democrats get to select their 2016 candidate.    Once they go black the blacks wont let them go back.  

  • College Street Jed

    Of course we will have a black buck nasty kunte kente bantu mau mau vodoo privilege Diversity as the classic James Bond, and Santa Clause, and William Tell.

    Diversity Leadership will transform White children’s understanding of their roles in culture: they to receive culture FROM blacks, and never to dictate it to blacks.

    Whites must be prevented from having White heroes, he-men, and victorious tough guys in leadership roles.

    But it gets complicated. Jonathan Bowden pointed out that we see the White hero fighting for the very establishment that destroys White heroes.  He’s always in the employee of the same elites who force Diversity on us. He is fighting on the side of the enemy. 

    So from that view, we’ve waited too long for our Black Bond, because he’ll at least prevent a White from fighting on the side of our enemies who hate us and our populist Whiteness.

  • bubo

    I like Idris Elba as an actor,  but this is unnecessary.   This would be seen as a desperation act by producers of the Bond films, or just politically correct pandering.   

    The Bond franchise makes plenty of money, so this would have to be social commentary.    Needling whites and making them uncomfortable seems to be Hollywood’s entire goal nowadays.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/authorjames.w.lewis Author James W. Lewis

    I’d definitely watch that! Hey, why not? It’s 2012, right? Why not have a black James Bond? 

    • http://twitter.com/Herceg Der Man

      Because the guy in the book is white.

    • ConantheContrarian

      Create your own character from the black culture; do not fuliginify a white character.

    • Persephone Grey

      I don’t understand why people say this. “It’s 2012! Therefore such-and-such should happen!” or “It’s the 21st century, people think such-and-such,” or “It’s 2012, so this is the way things should be.”

      I wonder if there’s some kind of cosmic memo I haven’t received, handed down to these people from God Himself and informing them all of the timeline we must follow. You know, “1960: Peace, love and egalitarianism are now the most important values.” “1990: Men and women must now be viewed as interchangeable.” “2000: Race used to exist, but this year it becomes a social construct. All other socially-constructed races are to be viewed as morally superior to the social construct known as the white race.” I guess the entry for this year must say, “2012: This year it is okay for a black man to play James Bond.”

      I really wish someone would let me in on this world-memo that determines what we may or may not believe, say or do in any given year of the calendar… it’s really hard trying to get along without it, because at first everything was the same for thousands of years, and now it seems to change so dramatically from one year to the next that it’s difficult to keep up.

  • Sloppo

    The name is Bantu, James Bantu.

  • Defiant White

    Most of the places that James Bond frequents to meet beautiful spies and sinister bad guys would only allow a negro to come in by the back door . . . and then only if wearing a waiter’s uniform or carrying a mop.

    Please allow me to confirm that I think this is all a load of BS.  No studio can afford to be laughed out of a theatre anymore with “social commentary” films.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Aha!!!!   So THAT’S how James ‘Boon will get into those swanky places!  

  • Sherman_McCoy

    Thor was great. . . A a free download!  One which I was able to quickly forward past the jungle scenes.

  • Sherman_McCoy

    They already did this.  It’s called “Undercover Brother.”

  • Tim

    I can no more believe Bond is Black than I could perceive the Dead End Kids as choir boys…

  • Tim

    Actually I kinda of like the idea of The Rock as Mussolini. In fact, I really really like it….

  • blight14

    Surely they aren’t THAT stupid…………….wait, never mind…….I’m sure La’bond will be a box office dud…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/earl.turner.5473 Earl Turner

    So I guess they’ll change the name from James Bond to Jar’quavious Bond, replace his Walther pistol with a “Glock fo-tay” that he will hold sideways, and put 30 inch chrome welfare wheels on whatever exotic sports car he drives.

    No problem.  I won’t be watching it.

  • Bantu_Education

    “I would have to vote for Idris because I just finished working with him and he’s a great guy.”

    Translation: “I would vote for Idris because he’s black, like me”

  • Bantu_Education

    The biggest surprise is that they’re not considering Morgan Freeman, since he has already played god twice (in “God Almighty” and in “Invictus” as Nelson Mandela).

  • KD_Did

    My favorite book series “the Prey series” by John Sandford, which im sure many of you know, was ruined when the first and only movie attempt (Mind Prey) used a black actor as Lucas Davenport. I have no idea what they were thinking and that was over 10years ago. I love the books, but never saw the movie.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0188057/I'm just surprised than John Sandford allowed this presentation to be completed in this fashion, and with this casting and portrayal of the character who is the most significant aspect of an outstanding, diversified writing career. I cannot help but believed he and/or his agent and attorney somehow signed an agreement with some fine print they failed to read thoroughly.Some aspects of the story were presented in “O.K.” fashion — however, this film has to get only 1*, for the total failure to present a lead character even vaguely resembling the actual.

  • Bantu_Education

    These are funny – can you come up with suggestions for the early classic like 

    From Russia with Love
    Goldfinger 
    Thunderball
    You only live twice
    On Her majesty’s secret service
    Diamonds are Forever

    etc, etc

    I’d love to post these on FB, etc

  • Persephone Grey

    Yes. If they made movies based on the – *ahem* – “sagas” of the African Americans, there would be two: “Uncle Remus’ Stories of Brer Rabbit”, and “The Adventures of Anansi the Spider”.

    I’d choose Thor and James Bond, too.

  • http://independent-british-nationalist.blogspot.com/ British Activism

    The usual narrative with this black James Bond business has a variation of the sentence “it will show just how far we have come…….”  

    There was one in another newspaper a few weeks ago, which again contained those sentiments. It was written by a black journalist, but it could just as easily have been any white liberal journalist.

    Of course, the premise is on the contrary – A black James Bond will just show how far we have fallen. If they have an imaginary road in mind with this “show how far we have come” attitude, I wonder what the end of that road looks like? When will the journey be complete? When there are no whites at all?

    We don’t need a black James Bond. I am disappointed enough to learn that we have a black bond-girl in this new movie, although I don’t think it is the first time.  As for the mentioned “Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom”, it doesn’t take a genius to work out how that will be portrayed either….. It should have been “Mandela: Short Walk To The Noose”.

  • College Street Jed

    Diversity Threatened in the NBA

    http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/2012/10/31/diversity-threatened-in-the-nba/

    by Tom Piatak• October 31, 2012 •     

    The Minnesota Timberwolves will be fielding a team this year that is only one third black. That means that the Timberwolves will have a much higher percentage of blacks than the general population, though a far lower percentage of blacks than any other team in the NBA. And this prospect is quite upsetting to Ron Edwards, identified in a Yahoo sports story as a “longtime Minneapolis civil rights advocate.” According to Edwards, the Timberwolves’ decision to field a team that has more white players than Edwards wants to see represents a “nullification of diversity and a reversal of history.” Which tells you all you really need to know about what “diversity” actually means.

  • Maresy_Doats

     Dr. Ho
    From Somalia with Largess
    Flashmobmall
    On Her Majesty’s Diverse Service
    Live and Let Integrate
    The Mulatto Man with the Affirmative Action
    For Kenyan Lips Only
    Licence to Kill Whitey

  • shmo123

    “so if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond.”….but above all you will be a “black” James Bond. 

  • NorthernWind

    Even Whites who aren’t racially conscious would see a black Bond as ridiculous. Bond is British, everyone knows this.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

      And so a black James Bond would have to have a Jamaican or Kenyan accent?

  • Johnny Clay

    Hollywood tried this when they did a “Honeymooners” movie with an all-black cast and even kept the original characters’ names.  And when Will Smith played Robert Conrad’s TV character in the “Wild, Wild West” movie.  I think both movies flopped.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WP6FBJWJYEU7S6TMNJS5D2BB5M Luis

    Naomi Harris isn’t be the first Bantu “Bond girl.” Roger Moore porked a Bantu woman in “Live and Let Die’, and again in ‘”View to a Kill (Grace Jones as “May Day”).” Pierce Brosnan did the job on Hallie Berry in “Die Another Day”.

    If they hired a Bantu as James Bond, I’ll never have anything to do with the Bond genre again. Ian Fleming must be spinning in his grave.

    A few years ago, they had Will Smith play “Jim West” in the “Wild, Wild, West”. It tanked, if I’m not mistaken. Before that, TV did a Bantu version of “The Odd Couple”, with Demond Wilson and Ron Glass in the Tony Randall and Jack Klugman roles. It bombed as well.

    I think Hollywood had a learning disability when it comes to things like this, putting Bantus in white roles.

    Why TF don’t they do a Bantu remake of “Gone With the Wind” with an all-Bantu cast; except for a fat white woman in the role of “Mammy” – Camryn Mannheim (“Ellenor Frutt” of  “The  Practice”) would be perfect for that role.  

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    This is not a swipe against you or anyone, but ask yourself:  How can all these Hollywood movies lose money (quote-unquote) and yet the studios not go bankrupt?

    The answer is an accounting trick.  Studios create separate corporations for each movie and then creatively shuffle expenses between the books of the studio/media conglomerate’s main books and the books of the separate corporation indicative of the movie to minimize profits or maximize losses in an accounting sense to keep Uncle Sam out of Hollywood’s pockets.  All the while, celebutards want higher taxes on the rich.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/09/how-hollywood-accounting-can-make-a-450-million-movie-unprofitable/245134/

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

    It’ll never work. The amish are largely a hard-working and sober people.

    Plus, an Amish wouldn’t even think about busting a cap in someone’s ass.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

    Reality always strikes diversity in the face. People have eyes. They can see what’s real and what isn’t. Hence, the growing gap between the people in Hollywood, who peddle garbage, and the audiences who live in the real world.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

    And malt liquor will never have the cachet of a martini, shaken not stirred.

    • Memphomaniac

      More like……Ripple Pagan Pink…..or Thunderbird.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

    Well said. Because the race hustlers can’t bring their people up, they must bring the others down.

  • blindsticks

    It’s funny to think there’s website out there committed to keeping Bond as the  original  dark  featured guy we all knew and loved and as played by Roger Moore and  Pierce Brosnan etc .

      They all thought Craig was too blond.   Of course the same fans will not dare protest at Idris.  But if this  does happen it will be  the death of the Bond franchise for sure.  

  • DrChzicago

    Ol’  Lucas lost $50 million.  But got 4 billion on the sale of the Star Wars to Disney.  Saw this in a Chicago Paper.. There was George with his black girlfriend.  She supposedly is some big honcho.  A.A.  strikes again

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

    She looks looks like a hood rat!

  • MarcusTrajanus

    Well, that’s one way to kill a 50-years-old movie franchise. 

  • Memphomaniac

    Maybe Disney will remake Bambi and use the voices of black ghetto girls or maybe issue a new version of Snow White, with new color and voice to match. A black James Bond will completely save me money I would have otherwise spent seeing the silly movie. Maybe I will use my savings to buy a nice slingshot to carry around in my car.