Boots Riley Strongly Objects to James Bond Being Played by Black Actor: ‘Fuck That’
A lot of moviegoers are hoping Idris Elba will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond after the April 2020 release of Bond 25, but one person who definitely opposes that casting idea is “Sorry To Bother You” filmmaker Boots Riley.
The outspoken writer-director is stirring up a debate on social media after posting that James Bond should never be played by a black actor.“Fuck that.
Stop talking about James Bond being played by someone Black,” Riley wrote.
“Stop making intelligence operatives/assassins/murderers look cool, and trying to make ppl of color feel connection to these enemies of the ppl.
You want a Black hero? Don’t make them an agent of capital.”Bond producers Michael G.
Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have not announced any plans for the 007 film franchise outside of Bond 25.
The latest Bond film is being directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and is currently in production in Jamaica.
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