- Mar 3, 2018
- Reaction score
- San Diego
- Political Leaning
I'm sure they will do it, in the realm of theater and film, they'll try just about anything. Whether they should, my point goes more to that.To be clear, I slightly lean towards keeping Bond white, preserving that history of his character. I'm just not that against if they try this change.
It's hard to balance these things. When James Coburn and Dean Martin wanted to give secret agents ago, even if licensing was the main issue, they made new, campy characters (Flint and Helm, respectively).
On the one hand, they could easily make a new black secret agent, whether in a new setting or in the Bond world, but he'd be viewed as a 'knock-off'. No one should have any issue if they tried it, but a challenge is when Bond is presented so much as 'the ultimate spy', it's hard to have competition. It would be like trying to have Batman be from Krypton and have the same superpowers.
Overall, no, keep Bond white. But if they decide to try a black actor - I'll enjoy the movie if it's good and be ok with it, even if wishing a little they hadn't. On the other hand, much like opponents of a blonde Bond, if he's really good we might not care and be glad they did.
Personally, I am not interested in that radical of a change to the Bond character. I prefer the original Suave, white, Brit, and I prefer the older more campy films than the darker ones that are being made today.
Look what they did to the Lone Ranger of late, they made him a joke, and the cool competent guy was Tonto. I hated the film. Because I was a fan of the LR when I was a boy in the 50s and now they are going to wreck the image of the LR hero? Might work for millennials, but not this old guy.