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In development online that will surprise absolutely NO one, article in British tabloid Daily Star last week about British spy based on snippet of repeated conversation, where NO one seemed to have contacted the primary source for confirmation, has set off an international firestorm. The British spy in question was not Christopher Steele, creator of the infamous Trump-Russia dossier. Rather, it was James Bond, fictional character created during the 1950s by English novelist and former spy Ian Fleming. According to Star, film director Antoine Fuqua was told by Bond producer Barbara Broccoli that it was time for a black actor to appear as 007, and that she was certain it would happen eventually. Thus, cue excitement, outrage, arguments and 280-character tweetstorms about whether black actor can, or should, play Bond. Even actor Idris Elba, candidate most often mentioned for the role, weighed in with a teasing tweet saying, My name is Elba, Idris Elba, and then walk it back bit with follow-up: Dont believe hype. As someone who was lucky enough to work on the 007 franchise, I can tell you that none of this is new. As far back as 1994, according to Bond film historian John Cork, Entertainment Weekly proposed that producers cast Eddie Murphy as Bond, to bring in new audiences and revitalise the franchise. That say, is it time for black James Bond? Speaking for myself, and not franchise, I say: Of course. Why not? Is it really a stretch of anyone's imagination to think that, right now, in real life, theres handsome, suave and altogether lethal black Brit walking around London, or some exotic den of international intrigue, who is carrying Walther PPK and working for MI6? Wouldnt it be more surprising and perhaps worrisome if there were Arguing against this, traditionalists counter that from the very first Bond novel, Casino Royale in 1953, Fleming described 007 as a white Englishman, with a Scottish father and Swiss mother, who go to ultra-tony Fettes boarding school after having been kicked out of even tonier Eton. To which I respond: perhaps you guys have notice, but films are not locked in the amber of 1953. Theyve changed and adapted to reflect times Daniel Craigs 007 would lost without his cellphone. For all the cultural criticism of Bond movies, theyre sexist, colonialist, imperialist, etc. Films have also had their share of progressive moments, including the casting in 1973 of black actress Gloria Hendry as Roger Moores ' love interest in Live and Let Die, and introducing Judi Dench woman! As head of MI6, in 1995, the release of GoldenEye. I realise that I have an open door here to inevitable questions in the age of vengeful social media: well, what about gay Bond? What about transgender Bond? Can straight actor play gay Bond? Should writers who is cisgender, straight and white be writing about any of this?

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