'I can't wait to see him as James Bond': Oscar winning writer John Ridley lets slip Idris Elba (tr)

‘I can’t wait to see him as James Bond’: Oscar winning writer John Ridley lets slip Idris Elba (tr)


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‘I can’t wait to see him as James Bond’: Oscar winning writer John Ridley lets slip Idris Elba (tr)
daily mail ^ | 4/7/2017 | By LISA MCLOUGHLIN FOR MAILONLINE

Posted on 04/08/2017 3:41:07 PM PDT by RummyChick

The rumour mill has been swirling in recent months that he’s set to take over the renowned James Bond franchise. And now, it appears fans can expect Idris Elba, 44, in the starring 007 role after his Guerrilla director John Ridley, 51, let sip that he ‘can’t wait’ to see him on the silver screen commanding the iconic role. Speaking to BBC Radio One at the premiere of their new Sky Atlantic series, the Oscar winning writer couldn’t help but gush about the Luther star’s talent.

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To: RummyChick

Stringer Bell.

2 posted on 04/08/2017 3:42:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Some people consider government to be a necessary evil, others their personal Ponzi scheme.)

To: RummyChick

I’m playing Shaft in the upcoming remake 🙂

3 posted on 04/08/2017 3:43:15 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust cIonservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)

To: RummyChick

Ian Flemming was MI-6, so James Bond has always been somewhat of a psyop. A black Bond makes sense in that regard. I’ll skip.

4 posted on 04/08/2017 3:46:34 PM PDT by Vic S

To: RummyChick

Don’t worry…

Daniel Craig is ‘poised to return’ as James Bond
By Entertainment Desk
Published: April 8, 2017

Daniel Craig is reportedly convinced to make his fifth appearance as James Bond following talks with franchise producer Barbara Broccoli, reported Daily Mail.

According to reports, Craig was asked to star in the film after producers decided that Tom Hiddleston was “too smug and not tough enough” for the role.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1376261/daniel-craig-poised-return-james-bond/


To: E. Pluribus Unum

I like him very much but James Bond is WHITE.

Is Meryl Streep going to play Mammy in a GWTW remake?

This is nuts.

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6 posted on 04/08/2017 3:47:12 PM PDT by Mears

To: RummyChick

What’s next? A transgendered Indiana Jones?

“I love snakes! Just love ’em!”


To: RummyChick

Only problem with Elba as Bond is he’s about 3 times as good an actor as any script they’ve made for Bond. It would be a complete waste of his talents, but he would get some fat cash.

8 posted on 04/08/2017 3:48:02 PM PDT by discostu (Stand up and be counted, for what you are about to receive.)

To: dp0622

A black James Bond makes as much sense as casting Woody Allen as Geronimo.

9 posted on 04/08/2017 3:48:10 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)

To: conservative98

Craig is the best Bond ever.

10 posted on 04/08/2017 3:48:46 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)

To: RummyChick

British? muslim?

11 posted on 04/08/2017 3:48:59 PM PDT by onedoug

To: Mears

No worse than…

12 posted on 04/08/2017 3:49:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Some people consider government to be a necessary evil, others their personal Ponzi scheme.)

To: All

I know, they should start with a remake of Goldfinger and Katlin Jenner can play Pussy Galore.


To: trisham


To: Mears

The majority of the population of Great Britain of african descent. Of cours Bond is black. /s

15 posted on 04/08/2017 3:50:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)

To: dsc

It’s time to retire Bond, he’s in his 90s!
After all according to the novels he’s a WWII vet.

16 posted on 04/08/2017 3:52:05 PM PDT by Reily

To: RummyChick

I’m about to throw up.

Funny, From Russia With Love is playing on my TV at the moment.


To: Mears

They will eventually make James Bond..Jamie Bond.

18 posted on 04/08/2017 3:53:58 PM PDT by RummyChick (can we switch Don,Jr for Prince Kush and his flak jacket. From Yacht Party to Warzone ready to wear.)

To: dsc

19 posted on 04/08/2017 3:55:07 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust cIonservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)

To: RummyChick

20 posted on 04/08/2017 3:55:25 PM PDT by Mears

To: conservative98

I think Daniel Craig did the best Bond movies and the last one he did – well, I figured they could just close down the whole thing after that performance.

21 posted on 04/08/2017 3:56:12 PM PDT by Slyfox (Where’s Reagan when we need him? Look in the mirror – the spirit of The Gipper lives within you.)

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Oooooo…SNAKES!!!!

Aren’t they just fabulous?!

22 posted on 04/08/2017 3:56:47 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)

To: RummyChick

Sean Connery is the only 007.


To: trisham

I wouldn’t mind seeing that Night Manager guy as James Bond….He might do a good job.

I think he probably can’t get the gig because of all that Taylor Swift stuff

24 posted on 04/08/2017 3:57:23 PM PDT by RummyChick (can we switch Don,Jr for Prince Kush and his flak jacket. From Yacht Party to Warzone ready to wear.)

To: RummyChick

They’ve been pushing for a Black Bond since Brosnan’s days.

Colin Salmon was the go-to guy since he was in three of the movies and was being touted as the next one.

Then it didn’t happen.

Now Idris Elba is the guy they’re pushing for and have been for some time.

I’m pretty sure Barbara Broccoli has been unimpressed by the push for “diversity”.

25 posted on 04/08/2017 3:57:42 PM PDT by Shadow44

To: RummyChick

Folks, it’s a movie…!

A movie that has been done about a dozen times….with several actors

A black James Bond would give the franchise a needed refreshing….

All I care is can he play the role better than Timothy Hutton or Pierce Bronson ?

Which would not be hard to do…

26 posted on 04/08/2017 3:58:18 PM PDT by Popman

To: dsc

Well my Mafia movies are safe.

Can’t get away with playing J Gotti or Sammy the Bull or Lucky Luciano 🙂

They TRY to make wannabe Godfather-like movies, like that TRASH tv show Empire. Couldn’t stomach one episode.

27 posted on 04/08/2017 3:58:21 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust cIonservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)

To: Reily

28 posted on 04/08/2017 3:58:41 PM PDT by Ciaphas Cain (The choice to be stupid is not a conviction I am obligated to respect.)

To: RummyChick

Elba is a very good actor, but the Bond character is white. Keep the PC crap out of this. Next we’ll see a remake of Peanuts with a lead character named Carlitos Marron (Charlie Brown in Spanish).

29 posted on 04/08/2017 3:59:15 PM PDT by dowcaet

To: Popman

Timothy Hutton?


To: dowcaet

Anyone know how the black 24 is doing on Fox?

31 posted on 04/08/2017 4:01:14 PM PDT by RummyChick (can we switch Don,Jr for Prince Kush and his flak jacket. From Yacht Party to Warzone ready to wear.)

To: Ciaphas Cain

Shouldn’t this guy be middle aged or at least have it say somewhere ‘I am named after my grandfather!’

32 posted on 04/08/2017 4:01:18 PM PDT by Reily

To: dsc

“A black James Bond makes as much sense as casting Woody Allen as Geronimo.”

You win a copy of the Internet.

33 posted on 04/08/2017 4:01:35 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Nuke Bilderberg from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.)

To: Reily

That’s ok. Andy Garcia’s character in The Godfather III was Aborted in the book.

Still haven’t quite figured out how that one worked.

34 posted on 04/08/2017 4:01:55 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust cIonservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)

To: RummyChick

Idris Elba is a fantastic actor and would do a great “bond-like” character.

I don’t want to see him play Bond and it would alter the character from the original novels…however if the writers didn’t take the opportunity to dismantle the franchise completely from the novels, I think he would do a great job.

That being said…. I really did not want to see the franchise altered that much.

Hand this is coming from a man who has almost zero interest in pop culture so the fact that I know he’s a great actor means he’s done some incredible stuff.

35 posted on 04/08/2017 4:01:59 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Repeal & replace Obamacare, tax reform, fix infrastructure, fixin military, Israel, kill enemies)

To: Ammo Republic 15

lol..he means Timothy Dalton

36 posted on 04/08/2017 4:02:01 PM PDT by RummyChick (can we switch Don,Jr for Prince Kush and his flak jacket. From Yacht Party to Warzone ready to wear.)

To: dowcaet

I want to see a Chinese actor do the lead in a remake of Shake Zulu!

37 posted on 04/08/2017 4:02:52 PM PDT by Reily

To: RummyChick

Joseph Fiennes, a white man, was hired to play Michael Jackson just last January. That is, until lots of black actors began having fits about the prospect of a white guy playing what was at one time a black man. Of course ‘daughter’ Paris Jackson put her two cents in as well. She didn’t like it. The idea was quickly and quietly dropped.


To: Slyfox

They should start the series all over again from Dr. No.

39 posted on 04/08/2017 4:03:39 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Nuke Bilderberg from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.)

To: RummyChick

44 is too old for a first time Bond Film. He will be 50 by the time his second would be made. I would vote for some one more in their early 30’s

40 posted on 04/08/2017 4:04:19 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Women who are 25 pounds overweight tend to live longer than the men who mention it.)

To: conservative98

Tom Hiddleston was “too smug and not tough enough” for the role.

Didn’t slow up Barack Obama any.


To: Born to Conserve

Id have Connerys babie and im a dude

42 posted on 04/08/2017 4:04:52 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom Its a Joke friends)

To: EQAndyBuzz

43 posted on 04/08/2017 4:05:08 PM PDT by Ambrosia (‘If it walks like a duck, quakes like a duck…., unless it’s an imposter!)

To: conservative98

….after producers decided that Tom Hiddleston was “too smug and not tough enough” for the role.

Those qualities didn’t stop Pierce Brosnan. 🙂

44 posted on 04/08/2017 4:06:23 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])

To: Born to Conserve

Sean Connery is the only 007

Dittos.


To: Fightin Whitey

Absolutely!
Except no substitutes!

46 posted on 04/08/2017 4:07:12 PM PDT by Reily

To: Mears

“I like him very much but James Bond is WHITE”

Cultural appropriation.

47 posted on 04/08/2017 4:07:16 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer–giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)

To: Mears

James Bond is half-Scottish and half-Swiss, so I don’t know how they would pull that off.

That being said, I think Elba could pull off the role, but the problem is reconciling it with Ian Fleming’s bio of Bond.

48 posted on 04/08/2017 4:07:42 PM PDT by dfwgator

To: Reily

Stupid Surface!

Accept no substitutes!

49 posted on 04/08/2017 4:08:04 PM PDT by Reily

To: Reily

It was actually Bond’s nephew. I think Bond himself showed up in a few episodes of the TV series.

50 posted on 04/08/2017 4:08:12 PM PDT by Ciaphas Cain (The choice to be stupid is not a conviction I am obligated to respect.)

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